What does the word noontide mean?

Usage examples for noontide

  1. And he gave the monks his treasures, Gave them all with this behest: They should feed the birds at noontide Daily on his place of rest; Saying, " From these wandering minstrels I have learned the art of song; Let me now repay the lessons They have taught so well and long." – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. A girl who could capture Quarrier at full noontide, and in the face of all Manhattan, was a girl equipped for anything she dared- though she was probably too clever to dare too much; a girl to be interested in, to amuse and be amused by; a girl to be reckoned with. – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  3. Master and man dismounted from their beasts, and as soon as they had settled themselves at the foot of the trees, Sancho, who had had a good noontide meal that day, let himself, without more ado, pass the gates of sleep. – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra