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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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Visitation will be Sunday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the Duksa Family Funeral Home at Burritt Hill, 332 Burritt Street, New Britain., "Thomas D. Murphy," 12 July 2019 An informational meeting about the program is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the War Memorial Building in Balboa Park. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Tanks, swales put rainwater to eco-friendly use," 11 July 2019 Fathers can learn to braid their daughters’ hair at a Dads and Daughters hair and makeup event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce offices, 1700 Adams Ave. Daily Pilot Staff,, "Around Town: Wooden Boat Festival coming to Newport Beach this weekend," 6 June 2019 Strand Roadway by the beach will be closed to cars at 10 a.m. Julian 4th of July Parade: 10 a.m. to noon. San Diego Union-Tribune, "42 ways to celebrate July 4 in San Diego County with fireworks and parades," 27 June 2019 She and her sister will have this home open Sunday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. Mark Samuelson, The Denver Post, "Literally wrapped in trails, 4-bed trilevel in Foxridge is open Sunday, June 23, no “projects” awaiting," 21 June 2019 Practices will run from approximately 10 a.m. to noon each day except for Aug. 12 when the team will work out at night. Jeff Miller,, "Chargers training camp to open on July 25," 18 June 2019 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

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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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