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mornings

[mawr-ningz]
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adverb
  1. in or during the morning regularly.
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Origin of mornings

First recorded in 1610–20

morning

[mawr-ning]
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.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to morning: the morning hours.
  2. occurring, appearing, used, etc., in the morning: a morning coffee break.
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Origin of morning

1200–50; Middle English; see morn, -ing1; modeled on evening
Related formspre·morn·ing, adjective

Synonyms

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2. morn, daybreak, sunrise.
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Examples from the Web for mornings

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • It was, however, enough to produce dew for some mornings to come.

  • I'm to be in your office in the mornings, Dr. Wilson, and anywhere I am needed in the afternoons.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • So for two mornings in succession he was sent away from the office.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • In the dewy mornings, she hop-skipped and jumped by his side into the pasture to bring in the cows.

    Dust

    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • Why should they come down on a Sunday morning more untidy than on other mornings?

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood


British Dictionary definitions for mornings

mornings

adverb
  1. informal in the morning, esp regularly, or during every morning
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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
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Word Origin

C13 morwening, from morn, formed on the model of evening
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Word Origin and History for mornings

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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with mornings

morning

In addition to the idiom beginning with morning

  • morning after, the

also see:

  • good day (morning)
  • Monday-morning quarterback
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