Noon definition

no͝on
Of or occurring at noon or midday.
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Twelve o'clock in the daytime; midday.
noun
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The time or point in the sun's path at which the sun is on the local meridian.
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Noon is defined as 12:00 o'clock in the afternoon.

The scheduled time for a lunch break at 12:00 is an example of noon.

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(archaic) Midnight.
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The highest point or culmination.
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Twelve o'clock in the daytime.
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Midday.
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Time of day when the sun is in its zenith; twelve o'clock in the day, midday.
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(figuratively) The highest point; culmination.
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The letter Ù† in the Arabic script.
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The highest point; the zenith.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
noon
Plural:
noons

Origin of noon

  • Middle 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 newn̥ in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English nōn, from a Germanic borrowing of classical Latin nōna (“ninth hour") (short for nōna hōra), feminine of nōnus (“ninth"). Cognate with Dutch noen, obsolete German Non, Norwegian non.

    From Wiktionary