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[mawr-ning] /ˈmɔr nɪŋ/
the first part or period of the day, extending from dawn, or from midnight, to noon.
the beginning of day; dawn:
Morning is almost here.
the first or early period of anything; beginning:
the morning of life.
of or relating to morning:
the morning hours.
occurring, appearing, used, etc., in the morning:
a morning coffee break.
Origin of morning
1200-50; Middle English; see morn, -ing1; modeled on evening
Related forms
premorning, adjective
2. morn, daybreak, sunrise. Unabridged
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  • On a morning late in May Mrs. Bines and her daughter were at breakfast.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • The morning after his arrival, Artaphernes had a private audience with his royal master.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Still he reflected that he would be unable to get out, and in the morning he could go for the constable.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • But when the morning came he found the task a difficult one to enter upon.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • We missed our morning mass, it will do us no harm to hear Nones in the Minster.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for morning


the first part of the day, ending at or around noon
sunrise; daybreak; dawn
the beginning or early period: the morning of the world
(informal) the morning after, the aftereffects of excess, esp a hangover
(modifier) of, used, or occurring in the morning: morning coffee
See also mornings
Word Origin
C13 morwening, from morn, formed on the model of evening
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Word Origin and History for morning

mid-13c., morn, morewen (see morn) + suffix -ing, on pattern of evening. Originally the time just before sunrise. As an adjective from 1530s. Morning after in reference to a hangover is from 1884; in reference to a type of contraception, attested from 1867. Morning sickness as a symptom of pregnancy is from 1793 (Old English had morgenwlætung). Morning glory is from 1814, in reference to the time the flowers open. Morning star "Venus in the east before sunrise" is from 1530s (Old English had morgensteorra "morn-star"). As a greeting, short for good morning, attested by 1895.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Idioms and Phrases with morning


In addition to the idiom beginning with
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