forenoon

[n. fawr-noon, fohr-; adj. fawr-noon, fohr-]
noun
1.
the period of daylight before noon.
2.
the latter part of the morning.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the forenoon.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English. See fore-, noon

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forenoon (ˈfɔːˌnuːn)
 
n
a.  the daylight hours before or just before noon
 b.  (as modifier): a forenoon conference

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Word Origin & History

forenoon
c.1500, from fore + noon.
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Example sentences
As a result, a heavy, wet snow began falling during the forenoon hours and
  continued through the afternoon.
During the engagement in the forenoon he was wounded but stayed by his little
  gun until victory was won.
The discussion this forenoon was upon non-resistance.
The earthquake commenced at half-past eleven o'clock in the forenoon.
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