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[mawr-ning] /ˈmɔr nɪŋ/
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
1200-50; Middle English; see morn, -ing1; modeled on evening
Related forms
premorning, adjective
2. morn, daybreak, sunrise. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for morning
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  • Why, man, the person who took this reckoning, took it this morning!

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • Clif's next service began on the morning following his escape.

    A Prisoner of Morro Upton Sinclair
  • Precisely because that was what we did on the morning of our own arrival.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • Mr Grey inquired about the arrangements for the morning, and whether he could be of any service.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • "The moment we begin business in the morning," went on Mr. Pendergast.

British Dictionary definitions for morning


the first part of the day, ending at or around noon
sunrise; daybreak; dawn
the beginning or early period: the morning of the world
(informal) the morning after, the aftereffects of excess, esp a hangover
(modifier) of, used, or occurring in the morning: morning coffee
See also mornings
Word Origin
C13 morwening, from morn, formed on the model of evening
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Word Origin and History for morning

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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Idioms and Phrases with morning


In addition to the idiom beginning with
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