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noontide

[noon-tahyd]
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noun
  1. the time of noon; midday.
  2. the highest or best point or part: the noontide of one's theatrical career.
  3. Literary, Archaic. midnight.

Origin of noontide

before 1000; Middle English nonetyde, Old English nōntīd. See noon, tide1
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Examples from the Web for noontide

Historical Examples

  • In many climates the sky would have been thought clear and lucid for a noontide.

    The Pioneers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The noontide, and the afternoon Namz are said together there: they are thus shortened.

  • Through the hot hours of noontide the raiders lie at their ease.

    The Sign of the Spider

    Bertram Mitford

  • The noontide sun is dark, and music discord, when the heart is low.

    Pearls of Thought

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • Over all, the sun was pouring his noontide rays in a glorious flood.

    The Buffalo Runners

    R.M. Ballantyne