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.
adjective
4.
of or pertaining to morning: the morning hours.
5.
occurring, appearing, used, etc., in the morning: a morning coffee break.

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

premorning, adjective


2. morn, daybreak, sunrise.
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morning (ˈmɔːnɪŋ)
 
n
1.  the first part of the day, ending at or around noon
2.  sunrise; daybreak; dawn
3.  the beginning or early period: the morning of the world
4.  informal the morning after the aftereffects of excess, esp a hangover
5.  (modifier) of, used, or occurring in the morning: morning coffee
 
[C13 morwening, from morn, formed on the model of evening]

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Word Origin & History

morning
mid-13c., morn, morewen (see morn) + suffix -ing, on pattern of evening. Originally the time just before sunrise. Morning after "hangover" is from 1884; as a type of contraception, attested from 1867. Morning sickness first recorded 1879 (O.E.
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 (O.E. had morgensteorra).
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Idioms & Phrases

morning

In addition to the idiom beginning with morning, also see good day (morning); Monday-morning quarterback.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
Two instances of alleged plagiarism involving academe are making headlines this
  morning.
Millions of people were treated to a rare view of a solar eclipse this morning.
Some of the best morning foods are even better with buttermilk.
Today's robots move about as fast as your grandma's morning mall-walking group.
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