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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.
Recent Examples on the Web Military Trivia — Honoring our veterans, Miramar, 11 a.m.-noon. Cindy Kent,, "Veterans Day 2019: Find an event to honor the military in South Florida," 2 Nov. 2019 Rain Barrel Distribution Event — Sunday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to noon. La Cañada Valley Sun, "La Cañada area events: Pickleball court, Sheriff’s captain meet-and-greet, native flora," 24 Sep. 2019 The Wilsonville annual observance of Veterans Day includes a ceremony at the Oregon Korean War Memorial in Town Center Park, 29600 Park Place, Wilsonville, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 11. oregonlive, "On Veterans Day in Oregon, what’s open and closed, where are parades, events," 8 Nov. 2019 Denny’s: The diner-style restaurant chain is inviting all veterans and military personnel into participating Denny’s locations nationwide from 5 a.m. to noon to receive a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam. Morgan Raum,, "All the Restaurants Where Military Members Can Get Free or Discounted Meals on Veterans Day," 6 Nov. 2019 The free tour, best for ages 12 and up, will take place on Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon, starting at the Quincy Quarries Historic Site parking lot on Riccuiti Drive., "Artisan fair, paper quilling, and a quarry tour - The Boston Globe," 31 Oct. 2019 FRIDAY Climate crisis strike: Protest outside Chevron headquarters to demand that the company get out of the fossil-fues business by 2025. 9 a.m.-noon, 6001 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon., "Bay Area political events: Impeachment forum, red-blue divide," 27 Sep. 2019 The aircraft will be open for tours from noon to 5 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. David Owens,, "World War II bombers, fighter planes make two stops in Connecticut," 6 Sep. 2019 The gatherings are held from 9:30 a.m. to noon on most first Saturdays. Greg Burnett,, "Danita Harris turns to Faith to encourage women to S.H.I.N.E.," 1 Sep. 2019

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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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The first known use of noon was in the 13th century

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2 Dec 2019

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“Noon.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 16 December 2019.

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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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