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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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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Most people in Caracas get 30 minutes of water mornings and nights, igniting a mad rush to leave work or social gatherings to shower, wash and clean. Patricia Laya,, "The Army Took Over the Spigots, Forcing Thirsty Venezuelans to Pay," 25 June 2018 Finally, early the next morning, both squids were loaded onto a U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo plane and flown post-haste to the U.S. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Operation Calamari: How the Smithsonian Got Its Giant Squids," 21 June 2018 On a sunny March morning, George Pakenham is crisscrossing the streets of the Upper West Side, sweeping the terrain for idlers, drivers who loiter at the curb with their engines running. Elizabeth Royte, Daily Intelligencer, "George Pakenham is waging a one-man war on air pollution on the Upper West Side.," 10 July 2018 Miller’s request for help was answered by Frank Bridges, who pulled up to her modest town house in his pickup truck on a sweltering July morning. Robert Weisman,, "The hidden, high-tech world of communications at Fenway Park," 7 July 2018 After breakfast on the second morning, Lourdes sat on the mattress with Leo when an officer came into the room and called his name. Daniel González, azcentral, "The U.S. deported this mother to Guatemala. It kept her 6-year-old son.," 2 July 2018 Three of the market's top free agent shooters moved off the board early on Sunday morning. Rohan Nadkarni,, "Grades: Top Shooters Will Barton, Doug McDermott and Joe Harris Are Off the Market," 1 July 2018 The team Bonifacio rejoined is in polar-opposite shape: The Royals on Saturday morning found themselves 31 games under .500, stuck in the cellar with the second-worst record in baseball. Maria Torres, kansascity, "'I never expected that result': Royals' Jorge Bonifacio opens up about his suspension," 30 June 2018 Robyn Sherri Gerson Ridel, 65, of Manchester, CT departed from this earth peacefully at her home on the spring morning of Friday, June 15, 2018. Hartford Courant,, "Robyn Sherri Ridel," 19 June 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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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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