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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Get your flu shot in the morning: A 2016 study found that the immune system created four times the antibodies to a flu shot when it was given in the morning. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Why You Should Have Heart Surgery in the Afternoon," 26 Dec. 2018 The sheikh told about 1,400 delegates of his wishes in the morning, clenching his fist to make a point, or waving a finger for emphasis. Stephen Wade, The Seattle Times, "Olympic ‘kingmaker’ Sheikh Ahmad leaves to handle court case," 28 Nov. 2018 The next morning, the girl started experiencing seizures around 6:25 a.m. and had a fever recorded at 105.7 degrees after emergency responders arrived. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "7-Year-Old Jackeline Caal Died in Border Patrol Custody After Migrating From Guatemala," 14 Dec. 2018 Early the next morning in Tokyo, as thick clouds from Jebi’s outer bands raced overhead, an offshore earthquake rattled softly but perceptibly through the city. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Quietly, Japan has established itself as a power in the aerospace industry," 15 Nov. 2018 Then my alarm goes off the next morning and everything sucks again, but that's a story for another time. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "If You Love Weighted Blankets, You Need This Sleep Mask," 25 Sep. 2018 Rollings picked up the babies the next morning and returned to the hotel, where the couple resumed drinking, Rollings told police. Fox News, "Police: Kansas couple allegedly drinking before baby's death," 19 Sep. 2018 Early the next morning, after 3 a.m., surveillance footage showed a male intruder walking through and exiting the Phi Kappa Theta house at 229 Commonwealth Ave. J.d. Capelouto,, "2 arrested following series of burglaries at MIT fraternity houses," 13 July 2018 At practice the next morning, head coach Alan Koch said more moves could develop as the club finalizes its 2018 roster and begins the framework of its 2019 Major League Soccer squad. Charlie Hatch,, "FC Cincinnati enters transfer window searching for MLS quality that could help win a 2018 USL Cup," 10 July 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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