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
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Customers came in, as the forenoon advanced, but rather slowly; in some cases, too, it must be owned, with little satisfaction either to themselves or Miss Hepzibah; nor, on the whole, with an aggregate of very rich emolument to the till.
From the loftiest point of its roof, during precisely three and a half hours of each forenoon, floats or droops, in breeze or calm, the banner of the republic; but with the thirteen stripes turned vertically, instead of horizontally, and thus indicating that a civil, and not a military, post of Uncle Sam's government is here established.
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.
Now, during the past night and forenoon, the Pequod had gradually drifted into a sea, which, by its occasional patches of yellow brit, gave unusual tokens of the vicinity of Right Whales, a species of the Leviathan that but few supposed to be at this particular time lurking anywhere near.
When sometimes I am reminded that the mechanics and shopkeepers stay in their shops not only all the forenoon, but all the afternoon too, sitting with crossed legs, so many of them--as if the legs were made to sit upon, and not to stand or walk upon--I think that they deserve some credit for not having all committed suicide long ago.
We loitered to such a degree that it was near the middle of the forenoon when we entered the market square of the town.
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.
Ten hours after Sir George's departure toward the summit, this new relief were still scanning the snowy altitudes above them from their own high perch among the ice deserts ten thousand feet above the level of the sea, but the whole forenoon had passed without a glimpse of any living thing appearing up there.
And in the forenoon we took it down to the woods, but it wouldn't go into the pie.
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.
Early in the forenoon parties of jaded men began to straggle into the village, but the strongest of the citizens continued searching.
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.
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