Definition of noon in English:

noon

noun

  • Twelve o'clock in the day; midday.

    ‘the service starts at twelve noon’
    • ‘She wakes up early in the morning and works on her wood sculptures until about noon.’
    • ‘Telephone lines will be open from noon on Christmas Eve until midnight on Boxing Day.’
    • ‘A typical day would have schools programmes from ten to twelve noon and again from two to three in the afternoon.’
    • ‘His brown skin glistens in the burning noon sun, and his hair is tousled, streaked brown.’
    • ‘In most of the places they were not supplied with anything to eat until noon.’
    • ‘If you have the get up and go that boss Mike Ryan demands he'll let you stay in bed until noon once a week.’
    • ‘The event is free from noon until 7pm but people need tickets for the evening concerts.’
    • ‘The fun starts at noon and will continue until late in the afternoon at the resort's annual West End Festival.’
    • ‘The men stay in bed until noon, because there's nothing for them to do.’
    • ‘As usual it starts on Wednesday and a decision will be delivered at twelve noon on Thursday.’
    • ‘I could tell by its position in the sky that it was almost noon, over twelve hours from the last thing I remembered.’
    • ‘All he wanted was dive into a steaming bath and then sleep until noon the next day.’
    • ‘The festivities start at noon and will last until early evening, when every canine will receive a doggy bag to take home.’
    • ‘Play will start at noon on Saturday and continue until noon on Sunday.’
    • ‘The noon show is full on all days and even for the late night show, balcony seats get filled up fast.’
    • ‘I'm enjoying sleeping in until noon everyday and having nothing in particular to do.’
    • ‘Tickets will go on general sale in Hull from 9am on Saturday and be available until noon on the day of the game.’
    • ‘He works steadily all day and into the early morning, sleeps a few hours, gets up and works until noon.’
    • ‘The traditional team lunch started at noon and went on until whichever nightclub you were in finally threw you out.’
    • ‘They rode on for hours until at around noon they decided to give their horses a rest.’
    midday, twelve noon, twelve midday, twelve o'clock, high noon, noontime, noontide, noonday, twelve hundred, twelve hundred hours, one-two-double-o
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Origin

Old English nōn ‘the ninth hour from sunrise, i.e. approximately 3 p.m’, from Latin nona (hora) ‘ninth hour’; compare with none.

Pronunciation

noon

/nuːn/