noonday


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noon·day

 (no͞on′dā′)
n.
Midday; noon.

noonday

(ˈnuːnˌdeɪ)
n
a. the middle of the day; noon
b. (as modifier): the noonday sun.

noon•day

(ˈnunˌdeɪ)

adj.
1. of or at noon or midday: the noonday meal.
n.
2. midday; noon.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noonday - the middle of the daynoonday - the middle of the day    
24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours - time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis; "two days later they left"; "they put on two performances every day"; "there are 30,000 passengers per day"
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"
Translations

noonday

[ˈnuːndeɪ] adj (= midday) [sun] → de midi

noonday

adj attrMittags-, mittäglich; noonday sunMittagssonne f

noonday

[ˈnuːnˌdeɪ] (old)
1. adj (meal, sun) → di mezzogiorno
2. n at noondaya mezzogiorno
References in classic literature ?
Two featherless beings appeared, uninvited, at the door of the summer-house, surveyed the constitutional creepers, and said, "These must come down"--looked around at the horrid light of noonday, and said, "That must come in"--went away, thereupon, and were heard, in the distance, agreeing together, "To-morrow it shall be done.
The above-mentioned individuals had been sentenced to undergo their various modes of ignominy, for the space of one hour at noonday.
It is another sun--an entirely different sun--that casts its eternal noonday effulgence upon the face of the inner world.
And then Chance carried a little leather ball beneath the window where the old man stood; and as the child ran, laughing, to recover it, De Vac's eyes fell upon him, and his former plan for revenge melted as the fog before the noonday sun; and in its stead there opened to him the whole hideous plot of fearsome vengeance as clearly as it were writ upon the leaves of a great book that had been thrown wide before him.
Seated at my own table in clear noonday light I saw a person whom, without my previous experience, I should have taken at the first blush for some housemaid who might have stayed at home to look after the place and who, availing herself of rare relief from observation and of the schoolroom table and my pens, ink, and paper, had applied herself to the considerable effort of a letter to her sweetheart.
Now a soldier's spirit is keenest in the morning; by noonday it has begun to flag; and in the evening, his mind is bent only on returning to camp.
The Hall was just as clearly visible as at noonday.
In the blaze of a midsummer noonday the old Manton house was hardly true to its traditions.
Let all thy converse be sincere, Thy conscience as the noonday clear.
The island itself lay in the light of the noonday sun.
There was not even a zephyr stirring; the dead noonday heat had even stilled the songs of the birds; nature lay in a trance that was broken by no sound but the occasional far-off hammering of a wood- pecker, and this seemed to render the pervading silence and sense of loneliness the more profound.
So seductive was the sunshine that even the shy trout leapt at noonday, eager apparently to change his silver for gold.