forenoon


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fore·noon

 (fôr′no͞on′, fôr-no͞on′)
n.
The period of time between sunrise and noon; morning.

forenoon

(ˈfɔːˌnuːn)
n
a. the daylight hours before or just before noon
b. (as modifier): a forenoon conference.

fore•noon

(ˈfɔrˌnun, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
1. the period of daylight before noon.
2. the latter part of the morning.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forenoon - the time period between dawn and noonforenoon - the time period between dawn and noon; "I spent the morning running errands"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
daylight, daytime, day - the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside; "the dawn turned night into day"; "it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime"
early-morning hour - an hour early in the morning

forenoon

noun
The time of day from sunrise to noon:
Translations
formiddag
délelőtt

forenoon

[ˈfɔːnuːn] N (esp Scot) → mañana f

forenoon

n (form)Vormittag m

forenoon

[ˈfɔːˌnuːn] n (frm) → mattina
References in classic literature ?
When Cathy first arrived - it was in the forenoon - Buffalo Bill was away, carrying orders to Major Fuller, at Five Forks, up in the Clayton Hills.
Thus, they could not understand his excessive somnolence in the forenoon, nor his excessive activity at night.
It was one of those less lowering, but still grey and gloomy enough mornings of the transition, when with a fair wind the ship was rushing through the water with a vindictive sort of leaping and melancholy rapidity, that as I mounted to the deck at the call of the forenoon watch, so soon as I levelled my glance towards the taffrail, foreboding shivers ran over me.
Green Gables was a busy and joyous house that forenoon.
The heat of the sun awoke him early in the forenoon.
Eventually they got all the mucilage washed out of it and Cecily spent the remainder of the forenoon sitting before the open oven door in the hot kitchen drying her ill-used tresses.
They were GOING to begin on bread; but there wasn't two of 'em that made it alike, so after arguing it all one sewing-meeting, they decided to take turns at me one forenoon a week--in their own kitchens, you know.
When the forenoon was nearly gone, she recognized with a pang that this most splendid episode of her life was almost over, that nothing could prolong it, that nothing quite its equal could ever fall to her fortune again.
The second day brought them into the cherished, or the prohibited, county of Somerset, for as such was it dwelt on by turns in Marianne's imagination; and in the forenoon of the third they drove up to Cleveland.
The forenoon of the next day was devoted to obtaining the license -- the personal distinction of making the declaration on oath being eagerly accepted by Noel Vanstone, who swore, in perfect good faith (on information previously obtained from the captain) that the lady was of age.
On the household side, chambers of presence and ordinary entertainments, with some bed-chambers; and let all three sides be a double house, without thorough lights on the sides, that you may have rooms from the sun, both for forenoon and afternoon.
About the middle of the forenoon they began to go up a long hill.

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