• Twas noon-tide on a summer day, and in a hammock bruin lay
    Twas noon-tide on a summer day, and in a hammock bruin lay
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n noon the middle of the day
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Arizona it is illegal to take naked photographs before noon on Sunday.
    • a Noon Belonging to midday; occurring at midday; meridional.
    • Noon Hence, the highest point; culmination. "In the very noon of that brilliant life which was destined to be so soon, and so fatally, overshadowed."
    • a Noon nōn No. See the Note under No.
    • Noon The middle of the day; midday; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o'clock in the daytime.
    • v. i Noon To take rest and refreshment at noon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The official time ball for the U.S. is on top of the U.S. naval Observatory in Washington, DC As early as 1845, the U.S. Navy dropped a time ball every noon from atop a building on a hill overlooking Washington, DC. People from many miles could set their watches at noon. Ships anchored in the Potomac River could check their chronometers.
    • n noon The ninth hour of the day according to Roman and ecclesiastical reckoning, namely the ninth hour from sunrise, or the middle hour between midday and sunset—that is, about 3 p. m.; later, the ecclesiastical hour of nones, at any time from midday till the ninth hour.
    • n noon Midday; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o'clock in the daytime.
    • n noon The middle or culminating point of any course; the time of greatest brilliancy or power; the prime.
    • n noon plural The noonday meal. Compare nones, 2.
    • noon Meridional.
    • noon To rest at noon or during the warm part of the day.
    • noon A Middle English form of none.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The initials for morning and evening are based on latin words—ante meridiem and post meridiem. "Ante," of course means "before" and "post" means "after." "Meridiem" means "noon."
    • n Noon nōōn the ninth hour of the day in Roman and ecclesiastical reckoning, three o'clock P.M.: afterwards (when the church service for the ninth hour, called Nones, was shifted to midday) midday: twelve o'clock: middle: height
    • adj Noon belonging to midday: meridional
    • v.i Noon to rest at noon
    • adj Noon pertaining to midday: meridional
    • adj Noon pertaining to noon: meridional
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  • Bob Hope
    “I don't generally feel anything until noon, then it's time for my nap.”
  • Robertson Davies
    “A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.”
  • Emily Dickinson
    “His Labor is a Chant -- his Idleness -- a Tune -- oh, for a Bee's experience of Clovers, and of Noon!”
  • Charles Krauthammer
    Charles Krauthammer
    “There is no comparing the brutality and cynicism of today's pop culture with that of forty years ago: from High Noon to Robocop is a long descent.”
  • James Howell
    James Howell
    “He that has the name to be an early riser may sleep till noon.”
  • William Blake
    “Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. nōn, orig., the ninth hour, fr. L. nona,sc. hora) the ninth hour, then applied to the church services (called nones,) at that hour, the time of which was afterwards changed to noon. See Nine, and cf. Nones Nunchion


In literature:

For an hour or two around noon the thermometer stood at -35 deg.
"Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled" by Hudson Stuck
Shortly after noon the course made a long turn about the foot of a mighty, rounded hill, standing alone.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
All this was accomplished before noon-time, when we went to our lodgings to brace ourselves up.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
By noon Alice declared they had more nuts than they could stow away in the old carriage, if they hoped to get in themselves.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
At noon, Sara eyed him across the shining surface of a Child's restaurant table.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
The steamer did not sail until noon.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
By that noon my feet hardly hurt at all.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
Then the shadow at noon will lie along exactly in the middle of it.
"Rollo's Experiments" by Jacob Abbott
It was fully noon when the character of the country began to change slightly.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
About noon, as we were sitting huddled around the cabin stove, the steamer suddenly stopped.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor

In poetry:

How strangely dark are the vapors
That sometimes obscure the way,
Ere the light of truth advances
To the noon of a perfect day.
"Life's Emergencies" by Jared Barhite
They passed; but the silvery pain
Of our tears was easily told,—
For the day but an hour was old,
At noon we should meet them again.
"A Song of Eighteen" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
'T is noon;–yet nature's calm profound
Seems as at midnight deep;
–But hark! what peal of awful sound
Breaks on creation's sleep?
"The Thunderstorm" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
My soul replied: "A faintness soon
Will shroud thee in its fold;
The hours will go,—the fearful noon
Rise, pass—and thou art cold.
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
But long ere noon, dark grew the skies,
Pale grew the shrinking sun:
"How soon," he said, "for clouds to rise
When day was but begun!"
"The Golden Key" by George MacDonald
Here's a rose that blows for Chloe,
Fair as ever a rose in June was,
Now the garden's silent, snowy,
Where the burning summer noon was.
"The December Rose" by Edith Nesbit

In news:

I put it on at 12 noon today- so when I get home about 8 tonight- it should be ready.
If You Go Chiefs Blue and Jones will speak on "Managing Large Crowd Events" at noon Wednesday, Oct 17, in the Council Chamber of Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
ABC-7 at Noon 10.09: Humane Society of El Paso.
12 noon to 1 pm Saturday on VPR Classical.
Funeral will be Thursday at noon at Brunswick-Waccamaw Headquarters in Whiteville.
"Eye on Entertainment" talks about the weekend's happenings on CNN's "Live Today" between 10 am and noon ET Thursday.
Learn about efficiencies in heifer reproduction from a webinar led by Dr John Lee, DVM, Pfizer Animal Health, "Shrinking the freshening window for replacement heifers," live on Monday, Nov 19, 2012, at noon CST.
Noon-11 pm, Saturday, July 7, The Oregonian Front Porch Stage.
GOLDSBORO — Shenita Simon Wilder of Goldsboro and Darin Keith Dancy exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony Nov 18 at noon at The Original Tabernacle of Prayer for All People, Inc, with Apostle Lawrence Bogier officiating.
Arizona's game at Stanford on Oct 6 will begin at noon and be televised by Fox.
Pella — Dorothy De Vries , 98, of Pella, IA, passed away early Friday noon at Jefferson Place in Pella.
Weekdays Noon to 1 with Deb West.
She's not a noon person.
The dinner will be held at the Turning Point Church, 2000 Norco Dr, Norco, from noon until 5 p.m.
Half-priced drafts and well drinks Sat-Sun, noon-3pm.

In science:

We propose a bootstrapping approach to generation of maximally path-entangled states of photons, so called “NOON states”.
A Bootstrapping Approach for Generating Maximally Path-Entangled Photon States
In this letter, we propose a couple of routes to increase the number of photons entangled in the NOON form.
A Bootstrapping Approach for Generating Maximally Path-Entangled Photon States
Here we propose a bootstrapping approach such that existing experimental nonlinearities could be boosted in order to eventually have a large number of particles in the generated NOON state.
A Bootstrapping Approach for Generating Maximally Path-Entangled Photon States
In the following, we discuss the physics of our NOON gun in sufficient detail.
A Bootstrapping Approach for Generating Maximally Path-Entangled Photon States
The polarization NOON state itself can be used for Heisenberg-limited measurement of polarization angle shifts such as is exploited in magnetometry .
A Bootstrapping Approach for Generating Maximally Path-Entangled Photon States