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Meaning of NONES

Pronunciation:  nownz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the fifth of the seven canonical hours; about 3 p.m.
 

NONES is a 5 letter word that starts with N.

 

 See Also: canonical hour

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nones\, n. pl. [L. nonae, so called because it was the
ninth day before the ides, fr. nonus ninth, from novem nine.
See {Nine}, {Nones}, 2, {Noon} .]
1. (Roman Cal.) The fifth day of the months January,
   February, April, June, August, September, November, and
   December, and the seventh day of March, May, July, and
   October. The nones were nine days before the ides,
   reckoning inclusively, according to the Roman method.

2. [F. none, fr. L. See {Noon}.] The canonical office, being
   a part of the Breviary, recited at noon (formerly at the
   ninth hour, 3 P. M.) in the Roman Catholic Church.

3. The hour of dinner; the noonday meal. [Obs.]

         At my supper and sometimes at nones.  --P. Plowman.

 

 

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