midday

[ noun mid-dey, -dey; adjective mid-dey ]
/ noun ˈmɪdˈdeɪ, -ˌdeɪ; adjective ˈmɪdˌdeɪ /

noun

the middle of the day; noon or the time centering around noon.

adjective

of or relating to the middle part of the day: a midday news broadcast.

Nearby words

  1. midbrain,
  2. midcentury modern,
  3. midcourse,
  4. midcourse correction,
  5. midcult,
  6. middelburg,
  7. middelmannetjie,
  8. middelskot,
  9. midden,
  10. middie

Origin of midday

before 1000; Middle English; Old English middæg. See mid-, day

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British Dictionary definitions for midday

midday

/ (ˈmɪdˈdeɪ) /

noun

  1. the middle of the day; noon
  2. (as modifier)a midday meal
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Word Origin and History for midday

midday

n.

Old English middæg "midday, noon," contracted from midne dæg (cf. Old High German mittitag, German mittag, Old Norse miðdagr); see mid + day.

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