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Meaning of NOON

Pronunciation:  noon

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the middle of the day
 

NOON is a 4 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: high noon, midday, noonday, noontide, twelve noon
 
 See Also: day, hour, mean solar day, solar day, time of day, twenty-four hours

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Noon\, a.
    No. See the Note under No. [Obs.]
    
    
  2. \Noon\, n. [AS. n?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.
    
    
  3. \Noon\, a.
    Belonging to midday; occurring at midday; meridional.
    --Young.
    
    
  4. \Noon\, v. i.
    To take rest and refreshment at noon.
    
    
 
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