from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The time of noon; midday.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun midday, noon
  • adjective midday

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

  • noun the middle of the day


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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.


  • 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.

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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