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Webster 1913 Edition


Noon

Noon

(nōn)
,
Adj.
No. See the Note under
No
.
[Obs.]

Noon

(noōn)
,
Noun.
[AS.
nōn
, 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.

Noon

,
Adj.
Belonging to midday; occurring at midday; meridional.
Young.

Noon

,
Verb.
I.
To take rest and refreshment at noon.

Webster 1828 Edition


Noon

NOON

,
Noun.
[ said to be from naw, that is up or ultimate, that limits, also nine. I has been supposed that the ninth hour, among the Romans, was the time of eating the chief meal; this hour was three o'clock, P.M. In Danish, none is an afternooning, a collation.]
1.
The middle of the day; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o'clock.
2.
Dryden used the word for midnight. 'At the noon of night.'

NOON

,
Adj.
Meridional.
How of the noon bell.

Definition 2022


noon

noon

See also: ñoon and no-on

English

Noun

noon (plural noons)

  1. (obsolete) The ninth hour of the day counted from sunrise; around three o'clock in the afternoon.
  2. Time of day when the sun is in its zenith; twelve o'clock in the day, midday.
  3. (obsolete) The corresponding time in the middle of the night; midnight.
    • 1885, When night was at its noon I heard a voice chanting the Koran in sweetest accents — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 17:
  4. (figuratively) The highest point; culmination.
    • Motley
      In the very noon of that brilliant life which was destined to be so soon, and so fatally, overshadowed.
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Verb

noon (third-person singular simple present noons, present participle nooning, simple past and past participle nooned)

  1. To relax or sleep around midday
    • 1906, Andy Adams, The Double Trail
      Well, we crossed and nooned, lying around on purpose to give them a good lead, and when we hit the trail back in these sand-hills, there he was, not a mile ahead, and you can see there was no chance to get around.
    • 1889, Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Chapter XX
      Between six and nine we made ten miles, which was plenty for a horse carrying triple—man, woman, and armor; then we stopped for a long nooning under some trees by a limpid brook.
    • 1853, Theodore Winthrop, The Canoe and the Saddle
      We presently turned just aside from the trail into an episode of beautiful prairie, one of a succession along the plateau at the crest of the range. At this height of about five thousand feet, the snows remain until June. In this fair, oval, forest-circled prairie of my nooning, the grass was long and succulent, as if it grew in the bed of a drained lake.

Etymology 2

Noun

noon (plural noons)

  1. The letter ن in the Arabic script.

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Middle English

Determiner

noon

  1. no (not any)