[noun fawr-noon, fohr-; adjective fawr-noon, fohr-]
- the period of daylight before noon.
- the latter part of the morning.
- of or relating to the forenoon.
Origin of forenoon
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Related Wordsdawn, prime, daybreak, morn, aurora, daylight, sunup, cockcrow, sunrise, morrow, AM, forenoon, dayspring
Examples from the Web for forenoon
As soon as he was fairly gone, she wanted to go after him, and she was wild all the forenoon.Questionable Shapes
William Dean Howells
All that forenoon, the little house throbbed with a curious sense of expectancy.Tiverton Tales
The coffee-room had no other occupant, that forenoon, than the gentleman in brown.A Tale of Two Cities
Mrs Herbert attended me during the forenoon, but left me after my early dinner.Wilfrid Cumbermede
The Board of Strategy came in during the forenoon, and the presents had to be shown to them.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
- the daylight hours before or just before noon
- (as modifier)a forenoon conference
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Word Origin and History for forenoon
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