from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Midday; noon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The time of noon; the time of day when the sun is highest in the sky, especially on a hot day.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Midday; twelve o'clock in the day; noon.
- adj. Of or pertaining to midday; meridional.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Midday; twelve o'clock in the day.
- Pertaining to midday; meridional: as, the noonday heat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the middle of the day
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Her charms will beguile thee when noonday is nigh,
Poems: Descriptive, Dramatic, Legendary and Contemplative, by William Gilmore Simms, Esq. In Two Volumes: Vol. I. I. Norman Maurice, a Tragedy; II. Atalantis, a Tale of the Sea; III. Tales and Traditions of the South; IV. The City of the Silent
I've been concerned that my medication has occasionally not been up to the job, and if it weren't for the unbridled joy of Lucy and Tessa, I'd begin to feel the familiar clutches of what Andrew Solomon called the noonday demon.
That's the lightless pit of hell calling the noonday sky black.
But it is not the accusation that admits of defence, the arrow that flies at noonday, that is most to be feared.
Since the word for "noonday" comes from this root, the meaning "an opening for light" (Lichtoeffnung) is the more appropriate, not roof.
Indeed, in that situation people often don't bother getting to know anyone, since transience breeds carelessness and even a kind of noonday sloth of heart.
Life, and the pleasant camp-fire, and the quiet rest in the noonday shade, came back to Tommy as the shore drew near, and more than all, blessed Toronto, its houses that never moved, and its jostling streets.
Under the aching noonday glare, when the green things drooped and the birds withdrew to the depths of the forest, and all nature drowsed, his great "Ha! ha!" and "Ho! ho!" rose up to the sky and challenged the sun.
You have been told that He sees you at all times, in darkness as well as at noonday.
The noonday sun beat down with dazzling brightness on the naked tennis court.