noonday

[ noon-dey ]
/ ˈnunˌdeɪ /

adjective

of or at noon or midday: the usual noonday meal.

noun

midday; noon.

Nearby words

  1. nookery,
  2. nookie,
  3. nooky,
  4. noon,
  5. noonan's syndrome,
  6. nooner,
  7. noonhour,
  8. nooning,
  9. noontide,
  10. noontime

Origin of noonday

First recorded in 1525–35; noon + day

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British Dictionary definitions for noonday

noonday

/ (ˈnuːnˌdeɪ) /

noun

  1. the middle of the day; noon
  2. (as modifier)the noonday sun
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Word Origin and History for noonday

noonday

n.

"middle of the day," first used by Coverdale (1535), from noon + day.

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