forenoon

[ noun fawr-noon, fohr-; adjective fawr-noon, fohr- ]
/ noun ˌfɔrˈnun, ˌfoʊr-; adjective ˈfɔrˌnun, ˈfoʊr- /

noun

the period of daylight before noon.
the latter part of the morning.

adjective

of or relating to the forenoon.

Origin of forenoon

1375–1425; late Middle English. See fore-, noon
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for forenoon

British Dictionary definitions for forenoon

forenoon

/ (ˈfɔːˌnuːn) /

noun

  1. the daylight hours before or just before noon
  2. (as modifier)a forenoon conference
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for forenoon

forenoon


n.

c.1500, from fore- + noon.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper