morning

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

Essential Meaning of morning

1 : the early part of the day : the time of day from sunrise until noon She liked to get things done early in the morning. I worked in the yard for part of the morning. See More ExamplesI 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 that night and the next/following morning = that night and the morning after I'll talk to you again in the morning. [=I'll talk to you again early tomorrow] It was early/late morning when I woke. We sat around drinking coffee all morning. We won't find out until morning. (literary) Morning has broken. [=the sun has risen; it is dawn]Hide
2 : the part of the day between midnight and noon The party continued into the wee/small hours of the morning. [=after midnight] The phone rang at 2 o'clock in the morning. [=at 2 a.m.]
3 used informally to say hello to someone in the morning Morning. [=good morning] How are you today?

Full 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 Breakfast lovers tend to fall into one of two categories: The savory, or those who prefer omelets and bacon in the morning, and the sweet, who lean toward pancakes, pastries, and fruit. Sunset Magazine, 12 Jan. 2022 The Chicago Blackhawks added as many three members of the team to the COVID-19 protocols Tuesday: defenseman Jake McCabe and head trainer Mike Gapski, and possibly defenseman Seth Jones McCabe and Gapski were confirmed by the Hawks in the morning. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, 11 Jan. 2022 The Wildcats and Sun Devils will play play four four-ball matches in the morning on the first day, followed by eight singles matches in the afternoon. Todd Kelly, The Arizona Republic, 11 Jan. 2022 According to Brown's screengrab of the messages, Arians told Brown to see him in the morning. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 8 Jan. 2022 President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris plan to deliver remarks at the U.S. Capitol in the morning. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 6 Jan. 2022 At about two in the morning Tuesday, with only half a tank of gas and bag of cookies available, Hulse decided to see how reliable her Jeep was. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 4 Jan. 2022 But, after several days of setting traps in the morning and checking them at night, no voles had turned up. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 4 Jan. 2022 Located just steps away from Dublin's main attractions, including St. Stephen's Green, the hotel is the ideal place to lay your head at night and be ready to explore more in the morning. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 3 Jan. 2022

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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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18 Jan 2022

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“Morning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morning. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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morning

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

Kids Definition of morning

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

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