from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. The ninth day before the ides of a month; in the ancient Roman calendar, the seventh day of March, May, July, or October and the fifth day of the other months.
- n.pl. Ecclesiastical The fifth of the seven canonical hours. No longer in liturgical use.
- n.pl. Ecclesiastical The time of day appointed for this service, usually the ninth hour after sunrise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. In the Roman calendar the eighth day (ninth counting inclusively) before the ides of a month.
- n. Midday, or the meal eaten at midday.
- n. The liturgy said at midday.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The fifth day of the months January, February, April, June, August, September, November, and December, and the seventh day of March, May, July, and October. The nones were nine days before the ides, reckoning inclusively, according to the Roman method.
- n.pl. The canonical office, being a part of the Breviary, recited at noon (formerly at the ninth hour, 3 p. m.) in the Roman Catholic Church.
- n.pl. The hour of dinner; the noonday meal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See nonce.
- In the Roman calendar, the ninth day before the ides, both days included: being in March, May, July, and October the 7th day of the month, and in the other months the 5th. See ides.
- In the Roman Catholic and Greek churches, in religious houses, and as a devotional office in the Anglican Church, the office of the ninth hour, originally said at the ninth hour of the day (about 3 p. m.), or between midday and that hour. See canonical hours, under canonical.
- The ninth hour after sunrise; about three o'clock in the afternoon; the hour of dinner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the fifth of the seven canonical hours; about 3 p.m.
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin nōnae, feminine pl. of nōnus, ninth; see newn̥ in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin nonus ("ninth"). (Wiktionary)