Synonyms for noon

Grammar : Noun
Spell : noon
Phonetic Transcription : nun

Définition of noon

Origin :
  • mid-12c., non "midday, 12 o'clock p.m., midday meal," from Old English non "3 o'clock p.m., the ninth hour," also "the canonical hour of nones," from Latin nona hora "ninth hour" of daylight, by Roman reckoning about 3 p.m., from nona, fem. singular of nonus "ninth" (see nones). Sense shift from "3 p.m." to "12 p.m." began during 12c., when time of Church prayers shifted from ninth hour to sixth hour, or perhaps because the customary time of the midday meal shifted, or both. The shift was complete by 14c. (cf. same evolution in Dutch noen).
  • noun the middle of a day
Example sentences :
  • Numerous lamps were lighted in the trees, making the gardens bright as noon.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • At about noon we found some water in a gully by scratching a hole, but it was quite salt.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • There is a coolness amid all the heat, a mildness in the blazing noon.
  • Extract from : « The Old Manse (From "Mosses From An Old Manse") » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The slave-hunter was sent for and came with his pack of dogs that same day about noon.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • They loved the trees for the shadow that they cast, and the forest for its silence at noon.
  • Extract from : « De Profundis » by Oscar Wilde
  • It was a Sunday, and we got to the place about noon, for we started early.
  • Extract from : « The Penance of Magdalena and Other Tales of the California Missions » by J. Smeaton Chase
  • She did not see him in the morning, but at noon she encountered him in the hall.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • If you come and get me out of it by noon tomorrow, I'll go with you.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • It was near noon when we reached the entrance to the garden.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes
  • All these things shimmered and flickered and wavered in the mirage of noon.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White

Antonyms for noon

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