mornings

[ mawr-ningz ]
/ ˈmɔr nɪŋz /
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adverb

in or during the morning regularly.

Nearby words

  1. morning star,
  2. morning tea,
  3. morning watch,
  4. morning-after pill,
  5. morning-glory,
  6. moro,
  7. moro gulf,
  8. moro's reflex,
  9. moro, aldo,
  10. moroccan

Origin of mornings

First recorded in 1610–20

morning

[ mawr-ning ]
/ ˈmɔr nɪŋ /

noun

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.

adjective

of or relating to morning: the morning hours.
occurring, appearing, used, etc., in the morning: a morning coffee break.

Origin of morning

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

SYNONYMS FOR morning
Related formspre·morn·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for mornings

mornings

/ (ˈmɔːnɪŋz) /

adverb

informal in the morning, esp regularly, or during every morning

morning

/ (ˈmɔːnɪŋ) /

noun

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
See also mornings

Word Origin for morning

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.

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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