Lexicon: noon – Norwegian

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noon (-s), n. [OE < L. nōne, nine, ninth hour of the day.]

  1. Midday; end of morning.
  2. Full sunshine; radiant solar energy; hottest part of a day; highest point in the sun's apparent trajectory.
  3. Day; daytime; daylight; time for being awake; [metonymy] life; mortality; earthly existence.
  4. Culmination of day; climax of the daily solar cycle; [fig.] brilliance; outpouring of light.
  5. Infinite light; [fig.] heaven; eternity; celestial degree of glory.
  6. Twelfth hour; 12 o'clock in the time of day.
  7. Waves of light.
  8. Zenith; highest point of life.
  9. Time of day; hour when a main meal is eaten.
  10. Enlightenment; [fig.] delight; [paradox] light; illumination; [phrase “noon at night”] midnight (see Dryden reference in NOON, n., Webster's 1844).
  11. Middle of the day; time when the sun appears highest above the earth.
  12. Afternoon; second half of the day; time frame from the noon meal to the evening meal; time period before and after the ninth hour (3:00 p.m.) in Roman time.

nor, conj. [Probably a contraction of nother, neither.]

  1. And not; [used without a preceding negative.]
  2. Neither; not either; [denying or negating subsequent parts of a statement.]

normal, adj. [L.]

Typical; common; standard; conventional; expected; according to rule; in keeping with principle.

Norseman (-'s), proper n. [see Norwegian, proper n.]

Viking; Norman; Lutheran; person from Norway.

north, adj. [see north, n.]

Upper; [fig.] Arctic; [metaphor] heavenly; celestial.

north, adv. [see north, n.]

Northward; [fig.] heavenward; towards death and then life after death.

north, n. [Germanic, norð.]

  1. Aurora borealis; [metonymy] place in the sky where the northern lights appear.
  2. Cold air from the Arctic; [metonymy] winter; freezing weather.
  3. Backyard; land behind the Homestead in Amherst, Massachusetts; [fig.] sacred space; heavenly place; spiritual realm above the earth.
  4. Scandinavia; European lands closer to the Arctic.
  5. Nadir; direction below the zenith; horizon point directly under to the sun in the meridian; [fig.] polar opposite.
  6. Direction upward on the globe; not south, east, or west; upper cardinal point on a compass; one of the four orientation points of the earth.
  7. Outer space; sky above the horizon; highest visible area above the earth; place in the heavens where the polar star appears.
  8. Boreas; [ellipsis] Arctic wind; air current coming from the north and moving toward the south.

North America, proper n. [see north, n. and America, proper n.] (webplay: miles).

Upper continent in the Western Hemisphere; Canada and the northern United States; region where the aurora borealis is visible; area in New England including Amherst, Massachusetts; (see ED letters).

northern, adj. [see north, n.]

  1. Arctic; blowing from the north; [fig.] freezing; chilly.
  2. Polar; living higher on the globe; originating nearer the ice cap at the top of the earth.
  3. Facing north; to the left side of the east; having filtered daylight instead of direct sunlight.
  4. Phrase. “northern star”: Polaris; polestar; heavenly light that aligns with the earth's magnetic axis.

Norwegian, proper adj. [Norway < OE Norðweg < Old Icelandic norðr, north + vegr, way; referred to the sea route along the Scandinavian coast, later extended to whole country).]

Of Norway; from the northwest part of Scandinavia; typical of a north European country with severely cold winters; [fig.] chilled; icy; (see ED letters).