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


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


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


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Origin of midday

before 1000; Middle English; Old English middæg. See mid-, day
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British Dictionary definitions for midday

/ (ˈmɪdˈdeɪ) /


  1. the middle of the day; noon
  2. (as modifier)a midday meal
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