- 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
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Examples from the Web for morning
Gunshots rang out in Paris this morning on a second day of deadly violence that has stunned the French capital.
A policewoman was shot dead this morning while law enforcement searched for the Charlie Lebdo killers.
This reporter knocked at the Wilkins home on Tuesday morning but received neither an answer nor the business end of a shotgun.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods
January 7, 2015
Indeed, although he works here in the old town, he lives in the new part of the city where he walks his dog in the morning.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
In the wee hours of Christmas morning, a flight deal was shared in an exclusive Facebook group for urban travelers.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement
January 4, 2015
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
"I told your father that this morning," and he resumed his writing.
Still he reflected that he would be unable to get out, and in the morning he could go for the constable.
We missed our morning mass, it will do us no harm to hear Nones in the Minster.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
- the first part of the day, ending at or around noon
- sunrise; daybreak; dawn
- the beginning or early periodthe morning of the world
- the morning after informal the aftereffects of excess, esp a hangover
- (modifier) of, used, or occurring in the morningmorning coffee
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.
Idioms and Phrases with morning
In addition to the idiom beginning with morning
- morning after, the
- good day (morning)
- Monday-morning quarterback