noon

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English nōn, from a Germanic borrowing of classical Latin nōna (ninth hour) (short for nōna hōra), feminine of nōnus (ninth). Cognate with Dutch noen, obsolete German Non, Norwegian non.

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noon (plural noons)

  1. (obsolete) The ninth hour of the day counted from sunrise; around three o'clock in the afternoon.
  2. Time of day when the sun is in its zenith; twelve o'clock in the day, midday.
  3. (obsolete) The corresponding time in the middle of the night; midnight.
    • 1885, When night was at its noon I heard a voice chanting the Koran in sweetest accents — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 17:
  4. (figuratively) The highest point; culmination.
    • Motley
      In the very noon of that brilliant life which was destined to be so soon, and so fatally, overshadowed.
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Noun[edit]

noon (plural noons)

  1. The letter ن in the Arabic script.

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noon

  1. no (not any)