Definition of midday in English:

midday

noun

  • The middle of the day; noon.

    ‘he awoke at midday’
    as modifier ‘the midday sun’
    • ‘Although it faces north, its length ensures it catches a good deal of the midday sun.’
    • ‘By midday, householders' concerns for their homes were subsiding as the rain stopped.’
    • ‘Our Verona mobile home was fairly well shaded from the midday sun and of a modern, open studio style.’
    • ‘And as the empty tarmac streets melt in the midday sun, it appears only the flies are buzzing.’
    • ‘In both our replies England sagged like so much peach Melba left out in the midday Melbourne sun.’
    • ‘As the old ditty goes, it is only mad dogs and Englishmen who go out in the midday sun.’
    • ‘A good wide brim straw hat will go a far way to help block the scalding midday heat.’
    • ‘It was also eaten throughout the year and often replaced bread at the midday meal or evening supper.’
    • ‘We stand and watch in the heat of the midday sun, waiting for the chaos to subside.’
    • ‘Every car on display was immaculately turned out and gleamed in the midday sunshine.’
    • ‘Schools and businesses close at noon each day for two to three hours for a midday meal.’
    • ‘Don't water plants in the heat of the midday sun: early morning or late evening is best.’
    • ‘After midday a perceptible rise in wind force was accompanied by an ominous whine.’
    • ‘As midday came, crowds headed for the culinary delights whipped up by Liz Park and her catering team.’
    • ‘For some, dinner is a midday snack, whereas for others it is a substantial evening meal.’
    • ‘Most sun worshippers are aware that they should stay out of the midday sun to minimise the risk of sunburn.’
    • ‘Late afternoons, even middays, can be productive.’
    • ‘He pointed to the massive rock behind which I had been shading from the midday sun.’
    • ‘The mountains were suddenly bathed in a light far brighter than the midday sun.’
    • ‘Morning mists can further confuse the eye; the midday sun can dazzle it into submission.’
    noon, twelve noon, twelve midday, twelve o'clock, high noon, noontide, noontime, noonday, twelve hundred, twelve hundred hours, one-two-double-o
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Origin

Old English middæg (see mid-, day).

Pronunciation

midday

/ˈmɪdˌdeɪ//ˈmidˌdā/