- in or during the morning regularly.
Origin of mornings
- 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 mornings
Cereal brings back memories of lazy mornings and easy extravagance, a time when worries were few and comfort was plenty.Cereal Cafe’s Big Bowl of Hate
December 14, 2014
Sometimes I wear my silk pyjamas when I am going for a walk in the mornings, does that make me eccentric?The Death of the English Eccentric
November 25, 2014
Most mornings, I left our rented cottage, and walked into Southwold.Walking In The Footsteps Of W.G. Sebald, Hiker, Novelist, Strange Genius
June 5, 2014
The questions he raised had a way of spilling beyond the hour-long class to fill entire mornings.College Kids Should Major in Leisure
May 23, 2014
The blankness had invited the mind to think back to mornings before September 11, when the mist had concealed the twin towers.A Final Burial at Ground Zero
May 10, 2014
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.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
So for two mornings in succession he was sent away from the office.The Dream
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
- informal in the morning, esp regularly, or during every morning
- 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 mornings
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 mornings
In addition to the idiom beginning with morning
- morning after, the
- good day (morning)
- Monday-morning quarterback