n. time before noon adj. before noon

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  • forenoon — [fôr′no͞on΄, fôr΄no͞on′] n. the time of day from sunrise to noon; morning, esp. the late morning adj. of, in, or for the forenoon …   English World dictionary

  • Forenoon — Fore noon , n. The early part of the day, from morning to meridian, or noon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forenoon — (n.) c.1500, from FORE (Cf. fore ) + NOON (Cf. noon) …   Etymology dictionary

  • forenoon — ► NOUN N. Amer. or Nautical ▪ the morning …   English terms dictionary

  • forenoon — /ˈfɔnun/ (say fawnoohn) noun 1. the period of daylight before noon. 2. the latter part of the morning: *We arrived at Uncle s place, as I could guess by looking at the sun, at about eleven o clock in the forenoon. –albert facey, 1981. –adjective… …   Australian English dictionary

  • forenoon — n. /fawr noohn , fohr /; adj. /fawr noohn , fohr /, n. 1. the period of daylight before noon. 2. the latter part of the morning. adj. 3. of or pertaining to the forenoon. [1375 1425; late ME. See FORE , NOON] * * * …   Universalium

  • forenoon — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)nuːn[/t]] N SING The forenoon is the morning. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • forenoon — noun Date: 15th century the early part of the day ending with noon ; morning …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forenoon — noun The time period between dawn and noon; morning. And certainly Modestine did wonders for the rest of the fore noon, and I had a breathing space to look about me …   Wiktionary

  • forenoon — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. morn, early part of the day, cool of the day; see morning 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The time of day from sunrise to noon: morning. See TIME …   English dictionary for students

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