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midday

[n. mid-dey, -dey; adj. mid-dey] /n. ˈmɪdˈdeɪ, -ˌdeɪ; adj. ˈmɪdˌdeɪ/
noun
1.
the middle of the day; noon or the time centering around noon.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the middle part of the day:
a midday news broadcast.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English middæg. See mid-, day
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British Dictionary definitions for mid-day

midday

/ˈmɪdˈdeɪ/
noun
1.
  1. the middle of the day; noon
  2. (as modifier): a midday meal
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Word Origin and History for mid-day

midday

n.

Old English middæg "midday, noon," contracted from midne dæg (cf. Old High German mittitag, German mittag, Old Norse miðdagr); see mid + day.

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