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 n&omacron;n, canonical hour of nones (3 PM in early Middle Ages), from Late Latin n&omacron;na (h&omacron;ra), ninth (hour after sunrise), nones, feminine sing. of Latin n&omacron;nus, 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.