[ mawr-ning ]
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  1. the first part or period of the day, extending from dawn, or from midnight, to noon.

  2. the beginning of day; dawn: Morning is almost here.

  1. the first or early period of anything; beginning: the morning of life.

  1. of or relating to morning: the morning hours.

  2. occurring, appearing, used, etc., in the morning: a morning coffee break.

Origin of morning

1200–50; Middle English; see morn, -ing1; modeled on evening

Other words for morning

Other words from morning

  • pre·morn·ing, adjective

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How to use morning in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for morning


/ (ˈmɔːnɪŋ) /

  1. the first part of the day, ending at or around noon

  2. sunrise; daybreak; dawn

  1. the beginning or early period: the morning of the world

  2. the morning after informal the aftereffects of excess, esp a hangover

  3. (modifier) of, used, or occurring in the morning: morning coffee

Origin of morning

C13 morwening, from morn, formed on the model of evening

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Other Idioms and Phrases with morning


In addition to the idiom beginning with morning

  • morning after, the

also see:

  • good day (morning)
  • Monday-morning quarterback

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