noontide

[noon-tahyd]

noun

the time of noon; midday.
the highest or best point or part: the noontide of one's theatrical career.
Literary, Archaic. midnight.

Origin of noontide

before 1000; Middle English nonetyde, Old English nōntīd. See noon, tide1
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Examples from the Web for noontide

Historical Examples of noontide

  • He feels that there are dark depths in his soul, gloomier pits than any into which the noontide sun shines.

    The Life of David

    Alexander Maclaren

  • But no man came forward, and all men seemed well content and of good heart; and it was now well past noontide.

  • I do not know what becomes of the street-merchants at the noontide of these hot days.

  • The windows in the semi-circular end are so placed that they receive the rising, noontide, and setting sun.

  • At such time will the down-goer bless himself, that he should be an over-goer; and the sun of his knowledge will be at noontide.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra

    Friedrich Nietzsche