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’
    • ‘He works steadily all day and into the early morning, sleeps a few hours, gets up and works until noon.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Tickets will go on general sale in Hull from 9am on Saturday and be available until noon on the day of the game.’
    • ‘I'm enjoying sleeping in until noon everyday and having nothing in particular to do.’
    • ‘The event is free from noon until 7pm but people need tickets for the evening concerts.’
    • ‘The traditional team lunch started at noon and went on until whichever nightclub you were in finally threw you out.’
    • ‘All he wanted was dive into a steaming bath and then sleep until noon the next day.’
    • ‘As usual it starts on Wednesday and a decision will be delivered at twelve noon on Thursday.’
    • ‘His brown skin glistens in the burning noon sun, and his hair is tousled, streaked brown.’
    • ‘Telephone lines will be open from noon on Christmas Eve until midnight on Boxing Day.’
    • ‘I could tell by its position in the sky that it was almost noon, over twelve hours from the last thing I remembered.’
    • ‘Play will start at noon on Saturday and continue until noon on Sunday.’
    • ‘She wakes up early in the morning and works on her wood sculptures until about noon.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 noon show is full on all days and even for the late night show, balcony seats get filled up fast.’
    • ‘They rode on for hours until at around noon they decided to give their horses a rest.’
    • ‘In most of the places they were not supplied with anything to eat until 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/