Definition of noon in US English:

noon

noun

  • Twelve o'clock in the day; midday.

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

/nun//no͞on/