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Definition of noon

1 : midday specifically : 12 o'clock at midday
2 archaic : midnight used chiefly in the phrase noon of night
3 : the highest point

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Examples of noon in a Sentence

The party will take place from noon to 4 p.m. He showed up at precisely 12 noon.

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North and southbound Loop 202 ramps to and from U.S. 60 will be closed 10 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday and 10 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday. Molly Hudson, azcentral, "Overnight closures planned for U.S. 60 in East Valley," 5 June 2019 The State Fair’s ticket office will also open for in-person purchases from 10 a.m. to noon Friday. Ross Raihala, Twin Cities, "Dierks Bentley is the final act announced for the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand," 4 June 2019 The convention continues Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. Tim Bannon,, "Going to the Bears100 convention in Rosemont? Here's what you should know, where to eat and how to get autographs," 3 June 2019 Walk for seniors planned in Elburn Seniors are invited on a leisurely, guided stroll through Johnson’s Mound Forest Preserve in Elburn from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. Beacon-news Staff, Aurora Beacon-News, "Family Outdoor Fair planned at Fermilab," 3 June 2019 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in Windsor Castle at noon local time (4 a.m. in Los Angeles) on May 19. Mary Forgione,, "Not invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding? Here are five places where you can feel like a royal," 27 Apr. 2018 University School at Brookfield Academy, noon Saturday: Defending conference champion University School tries for its third straight victory over the Knights. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee-area baseball rankings, players, team of the week," 16 Apr. 2018 RANCHO SANTA FE Broadway brunch slated for Sunday The Village Church will hold its second Broadway Brunch at noon Sunday at 6225 Paseo Delicias. Linda Mcintosh,, "Encinitas looking for Senior of the Year...and more community news," 8 Feb. 2018 Chapman will kick off the festival in the children's tent and read from her books during a special noon story-time session on the Old Alabama Town playground. Erin Edgemon,, "Former Auburn football player, 8-year-old Birmingham author at 2018 Alabama Book Festival," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of noon

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for noon

Middle English, from Old English nōn ninth hour from sunrise, from Latin nona, from feminine of nonus ninth; akin to Latin novem nine — more at nine

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English Language Learners Definition of noon

: the middle of the day : 12 o'clock in the daytime


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Kids Definition of noon

: the middle of the day : twelve o'clock in the daytime

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