[ noon-tahyd ]
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  1. the time of noon; midday.

  2. the highest or best point or part: the noontide of one's theatrical career.

  1. Literary, Archaic. midnight.

Origin of noontide

before 1000; Middle English nonetyde,Old English nōntīd.See noon, tide1

Words Nearby noontide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use noontide in a sentence

  • The doors are hung with heavy curtains to exclude the noontide heat, as is still common in Italian churches.

    The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
  • It was a pity I could not do justice to the good things we turned out upon the grass when we made our noontide halts.

  • The hot sun poured down its noontide rays, the dust arose in parching clouds, and followed with the wind their flagging footsteps.

    Baron Bruno | Louisa Morgan
  • Reverses, sickness, death—they seem to follow some people as surely as the shadow follows the sun at noontide.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • As there was no dividing line between the morning and noontide, neither was there any between the afternoon and evening.

    The Astronomy of the Bible | E. Walter Maunder