morn·​ing | \ˈmȯr-niŋ \

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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Synonyms for morning


forenoon, morn

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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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Survivors of the attack stayed on the job that afternoon and evening, filing stories and photographs from the back of a pickup truck and getting the paper onto its subscribers’ doorsteps the following morning and every morning since. Nicholas Bogel-burroughs,, "American Society of News Editors calls for global moment of silence to honor Capital Gazette shooting victims," 3 July 2018 Fado Irish Pub, on Locust Street, has opened its doors around 7 every morning to accommodate its World Cup fans, and that has resulted in a higher demand for servers and bartenders and caused severe adjustments to their schedules. Dearbea Walker,, "World Cup means big business for some local bars," 30 June 2018 Just like he’s done every morning and afternoon for the past year, Ike Iloputaife took his two exotic Borzoi dogs for a 90-minute walk in his Vista neighborhood in the early-morning hours of May 16. Pam Kragen,, "Photo of black Vista resident walking his dogs targets him as burglary suspect," 5 June 2018 Reid, despite his lungs only functioning at 50 percent compared to healthy lungs, is active daily, swimming for about 45 minutes every morning and mountain biking often. Nyssa Kruse, Courant Community, "Avon Police Organize Avon Mountain Challenge To Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Charity," 3 June 2018 On Tuesday morning, Megyn Kelly—a woman who once declared that Santa Claus and Jesus can only be white—took on the topic of wearing blackface on Halloween on her morning show, Megyn Kelly Today. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Megyn Kelly Wonders What's Wrong With Wearing Blackface on Halloween," 23 Oct. 2018 To shower at night or in the morning, that is the question. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "It's Official: You Should Always Shower At Night, Not in the Morning," 3 Oct. 2018 SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched from Florida early on Monday morning. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "SpaceX launches heavy telecom satellite, sticks high-seas landing," 10 Sep. 2018 Pick up a coffee and quick breakfast in the morning, stop in for a cocktail before dinner, or grab some snacks and souvenirs to bring home. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Denver’s Coolest Bars, Restaurants, and Shops Are All in This One Neighborhood," 6 Nov. 2018

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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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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


morn·​ing | \ˈmȯr-niŋ \

Kids Definition of morning

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

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