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/ nun /


twelve o'clock in the daytime.
the highest, brightest, or finest point or part: the noon of one's career.
Archaic. midnight: the noon of night.

Origin of noon

before 900; Middle English none, Old English nōn < Latin nōna ninth hour. See none2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for noon

/ (nuːn) /


  1. the middle of the day; 12 o'clock in the daytime or the time or point at which the sun crosses the local meridian
  2. (as modifier)the noon sun
poetic the highest, brightest, or most important part; culmination

Word Origin for noon

Old English nōn, from Latin nōna (hōra) ninth hour (originally 3 p.m., the ninth hour from sunrise)
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