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 ?
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.
And there rose before him the Danube at bright noonday: reeds, the Russian camp, and himself a young general without a wrinkle on his ruddy face, vigorous and alert, entering Potemkin's gaily colored tent, and a burning sense of jealousy of "the favorite" agitated him now as strongly as it had done then.
The Hall was just as clearly visible as at noonday. I could see the men running about, shouting, and the soldiers tumbling out of their quarters.
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.
He blundered on through the darkness as though he were traversing an open plain under the brilliance of a noonday sun, and suddenly there happened that which had to happen under the circumstances of his rash advance.
Far and near the garden view looked its gayest and brightest in the light of the noonday sun.