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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 relating to the forenoon.
Origin of forenoon
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English. See fore-, noon
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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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