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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 The game is set for 11 a.m. (noon ET) and will be live streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial. Mark Heim |, al, "No. 18 North Carolina-Syracuse live stream (9/12): How to watch college football online, TV, time," 12 Sep. 2020 This will be one of the most enjoyable weeks for the Vikings players and coaching staff as the team can finally put together a regular week of game planning to prepare to face the Green Bay Packers at noon next Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Star Tribune, "Facing Packers will restore some normalcy for Vikings," 5 Sep. 2020 Two women in masks watched their children run through a mostly empty Main Street Garden park under the noon sun on a recent workday in downtown Dallas. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "The future of downtown Dallas is on pause as the pandemic drags on," 30 Aug. 2020 There is a lunch special for $3 to $4 noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Start planning for Election Day by registering to vote, checking voting status, requesting a ballot or signing up to work the polls: Sun Postings," 31 Aug. 2020 Crews will close southwest Sacajawea Boulevard between Park Place and Sherwood Boulevard beginning around noon Sunday, Aug. 30. oregonlive, "Portland Friday traffic: Road closures, delays near Washington Park for crane removal begin Sunday," 28 Aug. 2020 Reyes says that officer Aristides Paulino works nights, and returned home from his shift and went to sleep around noon. Rachel Desantis,, "Wife of Miami Cop Dies After Becoming Trapped in Back Seat of His Police SUV While He Slept," 26 Aug. 2020 To participate, contact the commission no later than noon on Aug. 26 by calling the office at (859) 334-2196. Chris Mayhew, The Enquirer, "Boone County Planning Commission shares how to join Aug. 26 video meeting," 22 Aug. 2020 This year's Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place Thursday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. until noon ET. Abigail Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle, "Macy's continuing with Thanksgiving Day Parade plans during COVID-19 pandemic," 21 Aug. 2020

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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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16 Sep 2020

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“Noon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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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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