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forenoon

[n. fawr-noon, fohr-; adj. fawr-noon, fohr-] /n. ˌfɔrˈnun, ˌfoʊr-; adj. ˈfɔrˌnun, ˈfoʊr-/
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
1375-1425; late Middle English. See fore-, noon
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  • The children were also required to work part time in the forenoon and afternoon.
  • 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 snow bore up the horses well till mid-forenoon, when it began to give way beneath them.
  • The discussion this forenoon was upon non-resistance.
  • The earthquake commenced at half-past eleven o'clock in the forenoon.
  • The following forenoon the baggage started, in a couple of two-wheeled ox-carts, for the landing where the steamboat awaited us.
  • Late in the forenoon the enemy again tried to carry our right by storm.
  • It had begun raining in the night, and the heavy downpour continued throughout the forenoon.
British Dictionary definitions for forenoon

forenoon

/ˈfɔːˌnuːn/
noun
1.
  1. the daylight hours before or just before noon
  2. (as modifier): a forenoon conference
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Word Origin and History for forenoon
n.

c.1500, from fore- + noon.

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