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[n. mid-dey, -dey; adj. mid-dey] /n. ˈmɪdˈdeɪ, -ˌdeɪ; adj. ˈmɪdˌdeɪ/
the middle of the day; noon or the time centering around noon.
of or relating to the middle part of the day:
a midday news broadcast.
Origin of midday
before 1000; Middle English; Old English middæg. See mid-, day Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • About midday on the 16th July the third young bird hatched out.

    Glimpses of Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
  • It was the crowded hour, when men leave offices and shops for a midday meal.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • The midday meal, especially on Sunday, she generally skipped.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • It was almost midday when they had their first stroke of luck.

    Lords of the Stratosphere Arthur J. Burks
  • Their midday dinner begins with either soup or macaroni (minestra or minestra ascuitta).

    Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
British Dictionary definitions for midday


  1. the middle of the day; noon
  2. (as modifier): a midday meal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for midday

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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