morning

[mawr-ning]
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noun
  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.
  3. the first or early period of anything; beginning: the morning of life.
adjective
  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
Related formspre·morn·ing, adjective

Synonyms for morning

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Contemporary Examples of morning

Historical Examples of morning

  • 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.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • 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

  • 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

morning

noun
  1. the first part of the day, ending at or around noon
  2. sunrise; daybreak; dawn
  3. the beginning or early periodthe morning of the world
  4. the morning after informal the aftereffects of excess, esp a hangover
  5. (modifier) of, used, or occurring in the morningmorning coffee
See also mornings

Word Origin for morning

C13 morwening, from morn, formed on the model of evening
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for morning
n.

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

Idioms and Phrases with morning

morning

In addition to the idiom beginning with morning

  • morning after, the

also see:

  • good day (morning)
  • Monday-morning quarterback
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