noon

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See also: Noon, ñoon, and no-on

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nuːn/
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  • Rhymes: -uːn

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English noen, none, non, from Old English nōn (the ninth hour), 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.

Noun[edit]

noon (countable and uncountable, plural noons)

  1. The time of day when the sun is in its zenith; twelve o'clock in the day, midday.
    On Sundays, I love to have a lie-in until noon.
    The race is due to start at noon sharp.
  2. (now rare) The corresponding time in the middle of the night; midnight.
    • 1789, Erasmus Darwin, The Loves of the Plants, J. Johnson, p. 116:
      So the sad mother at the noon of night / From bloody Memphis stole her silent flight [] .
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 17:
      When night was at its noon I heard a voice chanting the Koran in sweetest accents [] .
  3. (obsolete) The ninth hour of the day counted from sunrise; around three o'clock in the afternoon.
  4. (figuratively) The highest point; culmination.
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Verb[edit]

noon (third-person singular simple present noons, present participle nooning, simple past and past participle nooned)

  1. To relax or sleep around midday
    • 1853, Theodore Winthrop, The Canoe and the Saddle
      We presently turned just aside from the trail into an episode of beautiful prairie, one of a succession along the plateau at the crest of the range. At this height of about five thousand feet, the snows remain until June. In this fair, oval, forest-circled prairie of my nooning, the grass was long and succulent, as if it grew in the bed of a drained lake.
    • 1889, Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Chapter XX
      Between six and nine we made ten miles, which was plenty for a horse carrying triple—man, woman, and armor; then we stopped for a long nooning under some trees by a limpid brook.
    • 1906, Andy Adams, The Double Trail
      Well, we crossed and nooned, lying around on purpose to give them a good lead, and when we hit the trail back in these sand-hills, there he was, not a mile ahead, and you can see there was no chance to get around
    • 1992, Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses, →ISBN, page 157:
      They nooned at a spring and squatted about the cold and blackened sticks of some former fire and ate cold beans and tortillas out of a newspaper.
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Noun[edit]

noon (plural noons)

  1. The letter ن in the Arabic script.

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Arapaho[edit]

Noun[edit]

noon

  1. egg

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English nān, from ne + ān.

Determiner[edit]

noon

  1. no (not any)
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, General Prologue
      Ther was noon auditour koude on him wynne.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: none
  • Scots: nane

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: no‧on
  • IPA(key): /noˈon/

Adverb[edit]

noon

  1. when
    noong mag-aaral na sila
    when they were about to study
  2. indicates past time
    noong Lunes
    last Monday