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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See noon.

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  • n. midday, noon
  • adj. midday

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The time of noon; midday.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The time of noon; midday.
  • n. The time of culmination; the greatest height or depth: as, the noontide of prosperity.
  • n. Same as noon-flower.
  • Pertaining to noon; meridional.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the middle of the day

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Examples

  • The noontide is upon us and our half waking has turned to fuller day, and we must part.

    To Breakthrough...

  • I think that one of the first perils of the noontide is the eclipse of the spiritual relations of life.

    Things That Matter Most: Devotional Papers

  • Another great peril of our noontide is a narrowing of the sympathies.

    Things That Matter Most: Devotional Papers

  • But a little after the noontide is the Niblung host embayed,

    The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs

  • All the children march in a parade with the town band to a noontide family service at church.

    The Ordinary Day

  • By first light, she had served breakfast to her father, brother, and one-legged uncle and was already washing the curds that would be the principal dish at the noontide meal.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • Ye might go out to the paddock near noontide, though, lass, if ye've a mind to.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • This small dark coffee-house, now burnt down, was the resort of such writers and clerks belonging to the Parliament House above thirty years ago as retained the ancient Scottish custom of a meridian, as it was called, or noontide dram of spirits.

    Redgauntlet

  • This was so much his wont that, when he made apologies at setting off for being obliged to stop in some strange, solitary place till the horses should eat the corn which he brought on with them for that purpose, our imagination used to be on the stretch to guess what romantic retreat he had secretly fixed upon for our noontide baiting-place.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • Rothsay was seated with the Constable, after their noontide repast.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

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  • What do thy noontide walks avail,
    To clear the leaf, and pick the snail,
    Then wantonly to death decree
    An insect usefuller than thee?
    Thou and the worm are brother-kind,
    As low, as earthy, and as blind.

    - G. Sewell, 'The Dying Man in His Garden'.

    September 17, 2008