noon, twelve noon, high noon, midday, noonday, noontide

(noun) the middle of the day

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


noon (countable and uncountable, plural noons)

(obsolete) The ninth hour of the day counted from sunrise; around three o'clock in the afternoon.

Time of day when the sun is in its zenith; twelve o'clock in the day, midday.

(obsolete) The corresponding time in the middle of the night; midnight.


• (ninth hour of daylight): nones

• (midpoint of the day): midday, nones, noontide, twelve; see also midday

• (midnight): noon of night; see also midnight

• (highest point): capstone; see also apex


• (middle of the night): midnight


noon (third-person singular simple present noons, present participle nooning, simple past and past participle nooned)

To relax or sleep around midday


See sleep

Etymology 2


noon (plural noons)

The letter ن in the Arabic script.


• no no, no-no, nono

Proper noun

Noon (plural Noons)

A surname.


• According to the 2010 United States Census, Noon is the 9473rd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 3433 individuals. Noon is most common among White (81.65%) individuals.


• no no, no-no, nono

Source: Wiktionary

Noon, a.

Definition: No. See the Note under No. [Obs.]

Noon, n. Etym: [AS. n, orig., the ninth hour, fr. L.nona (sc. hora) the ninth hour, then applied to the church services (called nones) at that hour, the time of which was afterwards changed to noon. See Nine, and cf. Nones, Nunchion.]

1. The middle of the day; midday; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o'clock in the daytime.

2. Hence, the highest point; culmination. In the very noon of that brilliant life which was destined to be so soon, and so fatally, overshadowed. Motley. High noon, the exact meridian; midday.

– Noon of night, midnight. [Poetic] Dryden.

Noon, a.

Definition: Belonging to midday; occurring at midday; meridional. Young.

Noon, v. i.

Definition: To take rest and refreshment at noon.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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