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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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noonnoon /nuːn/ ●●● W3 noun [uncountable]  TMC12 oclock in the daytime syn middayat/before/by noon We left home at noon. He rarely gets up before noon. We met at 12 noon. morning, noon, and night at morning1(5)
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noonAnyone who wishes to have their bike security marked should pop along between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.The Nordic Initiative will sponsor a luncheon for the group at noon in the Ramada Inn.She promises to come for him at noon.He says some one called at her house at noon yesterday, and its likely he returned later with the robbers.Danny hardly ever gets up before noon.Regular gallery hours are 11 a. m. to 5 p. m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p. m. Sunday.Friday, noon to 5 p. m.The gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m.Mrs Hooper sat in the attic morning, noon and night, and their presents lay unopened under Noreen's artistic tree.The galleries, many of which are closed Mondays or Tuesdays, open at 11 a. m. or noon.the noon mealat/before/by noonOfficials said they began pumping fuel from the barge before noon Sunday at a rate of 240,000 gallons an hour.Racing begins on Saturday with roads closing at noon and practising at 12.30.Pigeons used to the northern hemisphere but moved to the southern hemisphere likewise orient with the predicted 180° error at noon.Las Vegas bookmakers started posting odds by noon Tuesday, soon after nominations were announced.A more complex spiral develops if we chart the different position of the Sun at noon over the course of a year.The company had taken off for London on a Sunday at noon, arriving Monday at noon for a Tuesday night opening.
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