Definition of forenoon in US English:



North American
  • The morning.

    • ‘The greenish yellow marsh meadow locust prefers to sing on hot, quiet forenoons from moist ditches and grassy banks.’
    • ‘Unexpectedly Allah's messenger came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of nine years of age.’
    • ‘I awoke in the forenoon, pulled on my robe and sallied forth into the kitchen where I found my friend quite naked save for a pair of the most threadbare of undergarments.’
    • ‘On November 17, the naval helicopter carrying him landed on the specially made helipad in the forenoon on the campus of Farook College.’
    • ‘Towards morning he became more quiet and in the forenoon, at eleven o'clock, he expired his last sigh.’
    • ‘I came always in the afternoon, for in the forenoon when I had finished my reading or writing I was at work spinning, or helping the monks prepare inks or parchment.’
    • ‘The outing will take in the Nenagh Heritage Centre and the lakes in Portroe and Killaloe in the forenoon.’
    • ‘Throughout the night and until late this forenoon, all road traffic was delayed - and in some cases completely stopped - as the whole of Bolton and the surrounding district became ice-bound.’
    • ‘Black in the glaring forenoon, a row of cypresses against the town wall seemed to promise safety.’
    • ‘In the forenoon we skirted the Island, getting 30 and 40 fathoms of water north and west of Inaccessible Island.’
    • ‘The next round was on Saturday forenoon in which there were group discussions and personal interview for the semi-finalists.’
    • ‘Improved after this indolent fashion, one of the hottest of my forenoons became also one of the most enjoyable.’
    • ‘As the crowd gets more and more hysteric with every passing moment, the temperature mounts sharply even in the otherwise pleasant March forenoon.’
    • ‘Up at the head end a yard engine takes off the cars to be picked up for interchange this forenoon.’
    • ‘The Nenagh Heritage Centre, the lakes at Portroe and Killaloe are all on the agenda for the forenoon.’
    • ‘The Assistant Secretary was too busy to see us in the forenoon, but we made an agreement to come back later in the afternoon.’
    • ‘One stays abed until the forenoon and neglects both blog and facial hair alike.’
    • ‘I remember the long green cucumber, soft and fleshy and a delight on that hot April forenoon.’
    • ‘At sea it was extremely cold but as we got closer in it got a bit better but it never stopped raining till well into the forenoon.’
    • ‘Though the manager had coaxed us more than once to stay back, we decided to retrace our steps and proceed to Binsar by late forenoon.’
    before noon, before lunch, before lunchtime, a.m.
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