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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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There will also be a volunteer open house on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. Rebecca Hazen, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Arboretum & Nature Center moves forward with building renovations," 26 Aug. 2019 This year, Marvel is expected to tease its upcoming streaming shows during Friday's Disney+ presentation (3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.), and bring a look at its live-action slate to Saturday's Walt Disney Studios panel (10 a.m. to noon). Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "What Marvel Might Unveil at D23," 22 Aug. 2019 Newport Beach nature event to focus on insect behavior and physiology A family-friendly trek for bugs through the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Daily Pilot, "Around Town: Jackson Browne, ‘Star Wars’ headline upcoming Pacific Amphitheatre concerts," 15 Aug. 2019 The Ducks will hold an open practice from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex Fields and will sign autographs from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. inside the Moshofsky Center. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Oregon Fan Day set for Aug. 3," 30 July 2019 The speakers will be at First Ward Park, 301 E. Seventh St., from 10 a.m. to noon. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte Women's March: What you need to know | Charlotte Observer," 18 Jan. 2018 The last walk-up registration will be Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Ramona Sentinel, "Ramona Girls Softball online, walk-up registration," 26 July 2019 Saturday, July 13: Sample upcoming releases from Ferrante Winery's cellar with winemaker Nick Ferrante 11 a.m.-noon. Marc Bona,, "Wine calendar: Stan Hywet debuts Off the Vine, Pinstripes offers $1 wine, more," 2 July 2019 Job seekers workshop 9 a.m.-noon every third Saturday, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2002 Bandera Road., "Faith calendar," 22 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of noon

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


\ ˈnün How to pronounce noon (audio) \

Kids Definition of noon

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

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