noon, twelve noon, high noon, midday, noonday, noontide(noun)
the middle of the day
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.
The corresponding time in the middle of the night; midnight.
Origin: From non, from a Germanic borrowing of classical nona (short for nona hora), feminine of nonus. Cognate with Flemish noen, obsolete German Non, Norwegian non.
no. See the Note under No
the middle of the day; midday; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o'clock in the daytime
hence, the highest point; culmination
belonging to midday; occurring at midday; meridional
to take rest and refreshment at noon
Origin: [AS. nn, 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.]
Noon is usually defined as 12 o'clock in the daytime. However the term midday is used colloquially to refer to a range of time, usually 11-1. The word noon is also used informally to mean midday regarding the location of the sun, as opposed to the middle of one's day. Although this is a time around the middle of the day when people in many countries take a lunch break. Solar noon is 12 o'clock apparent solar time, or around 12 – 1 p.m. local time depending on daylight saving time, the moment when the sun crosses the meridian and is about at its highest elevation in the sky. The clock time of solar noon depends on the longitude and date. The opposite of noon is midnight. In many cultures in the Northern Hemisphere, noon had ancient geographic associations with the direction "south". Remnants of the noon = south association are preserved in the words for noon in French and Italian, both of which also refer to the southern parts of the respective countries. Modern Polish and Ukrainian go a step farther, with the words for noon also meaning "south" and the words for "midnight" also meaning "north".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nōōn, n. the ninth hour of the day in Roman and ecclesiastical reckoning, three o'clock P.M.: afterwards (when the church service for the ninth hour, called Nones, was shifted to midday) midday: twelve o'clock: middle: height.—adj. belonging to midday: meridional.—v.i. to rest at noon.—n. Noon′day, midday: the time of greatest prosperity.—adj. pertaining to midday: meridional.—ns. Noon′ing, a rest about noon: a repast at noon; Noon′tide, the tide or time of noon: midday.—adj. pertaining to noon: meridional. [A.S. nón-tíd (noontide)—L. nona (hora), the ninth (hour).]
The numerical value of noon in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of noon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
God is like the sun at high noon, always giving all he has.
You feel a little older in the morning. By noon I feel about 55.
We are ecstatic as we get ready to go pick up our license at noon on Thursday.
The president of the republic had a long conversation with Mr Akinci and they agreed to meet at noon on Saturday.
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
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Translations for noon
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- по́лудзень, по́ўдзеньBelarusian
- migdiaCatalan, Valencian
- hanner dydd, canol dyddWelsh
- keskipäivä, puolipäiväFinnish
- middeiWestern Frisian
- meadhan-làScottish Gaelic
- asaje, asajepyteGuaraní
- mediedie, meridieInterlingua
- 正午, 真昼Japanese
- 정오, 正午Korean
- meridianum tempus, medium diei, meridiesLatin
- MëttegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- өдөр дунд, үдMongolian
- تڠاري, tengari, تڠه هاري, tengah hariMalay
- middagNorwegian Nynorsk
- ałnéʼéʼááhNavajo, Navaho
- miezul zilei, mijloc de zi, amiazăRomanian
- mesu dieSardinian
- podne, поднеSerbo-Croatian
- drekë, drekëhera, mesditëAlbanian
- adhuhuri, saa sita, mchana, adhuuriSwahili
- tanghali, n.t.Tagalog
- по́лудень, пі́вденьUkrainian
- buổi trưaVietnamese
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