Meaning of “noon” in the English Dictionary

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"noon" in British English

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noonnoun [ U ]

uk /nuːn/ us /nuːn/

A2 twelve o'clock in the middle of the day, or about that time:

We used to ski before noon and then have a long lunch.
By noon, we had had ten phone calls.

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  • Hotel guests are requested to vacate their rooms by twelve noon.
  • There's a notice outside the building which says 'No admission before 12 noon'.
  • The swimming pool doesn't get busy until noon.
  • I finish work at noon on Saturday, so we could go for a coffee then.
  • The train gets in just before noon.

(Definition of “noon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"noon" in American English

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noonnoun [ U ]

us /nun/

12 o’clock in the middle of the day; midday:

My first class is at noon.

(Definition of “noon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)