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

  • n. Exactly noon.
  • n. The highest or most advanced stage or period: the high noon of her creativity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Exactly noon; midday; the middle of the day.
  • n. The zenith or apex of one's life or of a certain activity or plot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the time when the sun is in the meridian.
  • n. the exact meridian; midday.

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

  • n. the middle of the day


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  • Sarindar has a twenty-eight-hour day—the windows are at high noon and midnight, and they only last from thirteen to twenty-two minutes.

    Miracle Workers

  • In the golden prime and high noon of English speech; when from the lips of the great Elizabethans fell words that made their own meaning and carried it in their very sound; when a Shakespeare and a Bacon were possible, and the language now rapidly perishing at one end and slowly renewed at the other was in vigorous growth and hardy preservation -- sweeter than honey and stronger than a lion -- the lexicographer was a person unknown, the dictionary a creation which his Creator had not created him to create.

    INTERNET WIRETAP: The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce (1993 Edition)

  • Under the sun or the stars, at high noon or at midnight, in midwinter or in midsummer, it does not matter when, it is always the same temperature -- not too warm, not too cold, just right.

    Chapter 6

  • Learn to jog five miles a day along the Potomac, even at sun-death high noon during 90 percent humidity.

    You Know Where to Find Me


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