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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for noontide

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

Examples from the Web for noontide

Historical Examples of noontide

  • In many climates the sky would have been thought clear and lucid for a noontide.

    The Pioneers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The noontide, and the afternoon Namz are said together there: they are thus shortened.

  • Through the hot hours of noontide the raiders lie at their ease.

    The Sign of the Spider

    Bertram Mitford

  • The noontide sun is dark, and music discord, when the heart is low.

    Pearls of Thought

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • Over all, the sun was pouring his noontide rays in a glorious flood.

    The Buffalo Runners

    R.M. Ballantyne