It's almost noon!
The scheduled time for a lunch break at 12:00 is an example of noon.
- twelve o'clock in the daytime
- the highest point or culmination
Origin of noonMiddle English ; from Old English non, origin, originally , the ninth hour (i.e., 3 by the Roman method, reckoning from sunrise) ; from Classical Latin nona (hora), ninth (hour) ; from novem, nine
- a. Twelve o'clock in the daytime; midday.b. The time or point in the sun's path at which the sun is on the local meridian. Also called noontide, noontime.
- The highest point; the zenith.
- Archaic Midnight.
Origin of noonMiddle English non, from Old English nōn, canonical hour of nones (3 PM in early Middle Ages), from Late Latin nōna (hōra), ninth (hour after sunrise), nones, feminine sing. of Latin nōnus, ninth; see new&nlowring; in Indo-European roots.
- (middle of the night): midnight
From Old English nÅn, from a Germanic borrowing of classical Latin nÅna (“ninth hour") (short for nÅna hÅra), feminine of nÅnus (“ninth"). Cognate with Dutch noen, obsolete German Non, Norwegian non.
- The letter Ù† in the Arabic script.