morn·​ing | \ ˈmȯr-niŋ How to pronounce morning (audio) \

Definition of morning

1a : dawn tossed and turned all night until morning finally came
b : the time from sunrise to noon She liked to get things done early in the morning.
c : the time from midnight to noon It was ten o'clock in the morning.
2 : a period of first development : beginning The war started in the morning of his reign.

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Examples of morning in a Sentence

She liked to get things done early in the morning. I worked in the yard for part of the morning. I saw him this morning, and I'll be meeting with him again tomorrow morning. We have a meeting scheduled for 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. On Sunday mornings I like to relax and read the newspaper. She arrived on the morning of March 18. the morning after a storm It was early morning when I woke. We sat around drinking coffee all morning. We won't find out until morning.
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Recent Examples on the Web During the pandemic, Ellis has been seeing patients for their routine health needs in the morning. Tara Santora, Popular Science, "Meet the nurse who’s running a Texas COVID-19 clinic all on her own," 4 Jan. 2021 Maybe the fog of the PTSD and the smell of Napalm in the morning is too much for him. Brian Moylan, Vulture, "Cobra Kai Recap: Sensei My Name," 3 Jan. 2021 Late that night, the Chinese National Health Commission ordered medical experts to rush to Wuhan in the morning. New York Times, "25 Days That Changed the World: How Covid-19 Slipped China’s Grasp," 1 Jan. 2021 At some point during the pandemic, his household's Bichon dog, Mimi, went from jumping into bed in the morning to having her own pillow in bed at night. Dan Sewell, ajc, "Changes, challenges: The not-so-secret life of pandemic pets," 31 Dec. 2020 Nouhra and his team can design a board in the morning, test it on Ski Dubai slopes in the afternoon, and take it back to the factory to make adjustments, all in a single working day. Giovanni Prati, CNN, "The snowboard-making giant based in the desert," 28 Dec. 2020 Once across, Washington intended for the armies to reassemble and march approximately ten miles to Trenton, arriving there no later than five o’clock in the morning to achieve surprise. James Freeman, WSJ, "Christmases Past and Future," 24 Dec. 2020 While the future president was vaccinated on live TV Monday afternoon at Christiana Hospital by nurse Tabe Masa, his wife received the jab in the morning. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Biden receives first dose of coronavirus vaccine," 21 Dec. 2020 Light south/southeast wind will blow at 9 to 14 mph in the morning. oregonlive, "Portland metro weather: Atmospheric river delivers rain, expect winds with high gusts in some areas," 19 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of morning

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for morning

Middle English, from morn + -ing (as in evening)

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The first known use of morning was in the 13th century

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18 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Morning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of morning

: the early part of the day : the time of day from sunrise until noon
: the part of the day between midnight and noon
used informally to say hello to someone in the morning


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Kids Definition of morning

: the early part of the day : the time from sunrise to noon

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