- the exact moment of noon.
- the high point of a stage or period; peak; pinnacle: a book written at the high noon of his career.
- Informal. a crisis or confrontation.
Origin of high noon
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for high noon
There stood his sisters by the quern, For the high-noon cakes they needs must earn.Poems by the Way
It was now high-noon, and I had eaten nothing since dinner the night before.Dead Men Tell No Tales
E. W. Hornung
Not a soul was stirring, and yet it was high-noon—Wall Street?Darkwater
W. E. B. Du Bois
High-noon came and passed, finding and leaving him in absorbed contemplation of his own thought.The History of Sir Richard Calmady
Thorbiorn came there about high-noon; alone he was, and rode up to the outer door; the door was locked, and no men were abroad.The Story of Grettir The Strong
Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris