High noon

High noon
Noon Noon (n[=oo]n), n. [AS. n[=o]n, orig., the ninth hour, fr. L. nona (sc. hora) the ninth hour, then applied to the church services (called nones) at that hour, the time of which was afterwards changed to noon. See {Nine}, and cf. {Nones}, {Nunchion}.] 1. The middle of the day; midday; the time when the sun is in the meridian; twelve o'clock in the daytime. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, the highest point; culmination. [1913 Webster]

In the very noon of that brilliant life which was destined to be so soon, and so fatally, overshadowed. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

{High noon}, the exact meridian; midday.

{Noon of night}, midnight. [Poetic] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • High Noon — 〈[ haı nu:n] m.; s, s〉 erfolgreichster, aufregendster Zeitabschnitt, Höhepunkt einer Periode [engl., eigtl. „hoch am Mittag“] * * * High Noon [ ha̮i nu:n ], der; [s], s [nach dem amerik. Wildwestfilm »High Noon« (1952); engl. high noon = Mittag] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • High noon — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High Noon — (Кейптаун,Южно Африканская Республика) Категория отеля: Адрес: 17 Kensington Crescent, Hi …   Каталог отелей

  • High Noon — bezeichnet: den Originaltitel von Zwölf Uhr mittags, Western von Fred Zinnemann (1952) High Noon (Computerspiel), Computerspiel für den Commodore 64 (1984) Siehe auch: Shang High Noon, Western Komödie von Tom Dey (2000) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • high noon — noun uncount 1. ) exactly noon, when the sun is at its highest point in the sky 2. ) the most important or extreme period: the high noon of the Civil Rights movement …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • High Noon — [... nu:n] der; [s], s <aus amerik. high noon »Mittag« (nach dem Titel eines Wildwestfilms)> spannungsgeladene Atmosphäre [wie im Wildwestfilm] …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • high noon — high′ noon′ n. 1) the exact moment of noon 2) the high point of a stage or period; peak 3) cvb a crisis or confrontation • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • high noon — n. 1. exactly noon 2. the highest point or culmination; period of great ability or power 3. [often H N ] a situation involving a confrontation …   English World dictionary

  • High Noon — a highly praised film about the American Old West. A newly married town ↑marshal discovers no one will help him when a man he had once sent to prison returns with three gunmen to kill him. His bride, a ↑Quaker, who does not believe in violence,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • High Noon — Infobox Film name = High Noon image size = 215px caption = film poster director = Fred Zinnemann writer = John W. Cunningham (story) Carl Foreman (screenplay) starring = Gary Cooper Thomas Mitchell Lloyd Bridges Katy Jurado Grace Kelly producer …   Wikipedia

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