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


midday; noon.

Origin of noonday

First recorded in 1525–35; noon + day Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for noonday

apex, meridian, midday, noontide, noonday, noontime, noon, peak, nooning

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

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

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