American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Twelve o'clock in the daytime; midday.
- n. The time or point in the sun's path at which the sun is on the local meridian. Also called noontide, noontime.
- n. The highest point; the zenith.
- n. Archaic Midnight.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ninth hour of the day according to Roman and ecclesiastical reckoning, namely the ninth hour from sunrise, or the middle hour between midday and sunset—that is, about 3 p. m.; later, the ecclesiastical hour of nones, at any time from midday till the ninth hour.
- n. Midday; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o'clock in the daytime.
- n. The middle or culminating point of any course; the time of greatest brilliancy or power; the prime.
- n. plural The noonday meal. Compare nones, 2.
- To rest at noon or during the warm part of the day.
- A Middle English form of none.
- n. obsolete The ninth hour of the day counted from sunrise; around three o'clock in the afternoon.
- n. Time of day when the sun is in its zenith; twelve o'clock in the day, midday.
- n. obsolete The corresponding time in the middle of the night; midnight.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete No. See the Note under No.
- n. The middle of the day; midday; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o'clock in the daytime.
- n. Hence, the highest point; culmination.
- adj. Belonging to midday; occurring at midday; meridional.
- v. To take rest and refreshment at noon.
- n. the middle of the day
- From Old English nōn, from a Germanic borrowing of classical Latin nōna ("ninth hour") (short for nōna hōra), feminine of nōnus ("ninth"). Cognate with Dutch noen, obsolete German Non, Norwegian non. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English non, from Old English nōn, canonical hour of nones (3 P.M. in early Middle Ages), from Late Latin nōna (hōra), ninth (hour after sunrise), nones, feminine sing. of Latin nōnus, ninth; see newn̥ in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_At Forty-three_" which he calls the noon hour of life -- "_man must live what he believes or he will eventually believe as he lives_.”
“The troop halted for what they called their noon meat at the abode of a hospitable Yorkshire knight; but King Henry, in order that the good gentleman's means should not be overtasked, had given directions that only the ladies and the princes should enter the house, while the rest of the suite should take their meal at the village inn.”
“I think the young kid who catches a 7-pound largemouth off the family dock at high noon is probably just lucky.”
“The claim that CS tear gas was injected in any quantity before noon is a lie.”
“Because they worked mornin ', noon, an' night, all hands, women an 'kids.”
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“If the only way to get a shower before noon is to pop in Baby Einstein, then chat baby up the rest of the day to cover the lost vocabulary. -- m”
“Miller; “for we call noon the dinner-hour at Kennaquhair?””
“No. The shootout on Main Street at high noon is an invention.”
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