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Meaning of NOON

Pronunciation:  noon

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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},
    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.
  4. \Noon\, v. i.
    To take rest and refreshment at noon.
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