Definition of morning in English:


Syllabification: morn·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmôrniNG


1The period of time between midnight and noon, especially from sunrise to noon: I toiled in the fields from morning till night it was a little after eight in the morning it was a beautiful sunny morning
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  • You will work from seven in the morning till seven at night and have one and a half free days per month.
  • He spent three days working from seven in the morning until eleven at night on his masterpiece.
  • If there's something in the morning paper about a case, I cut it out and put it in a file.
before noon, before lunch/lunchtime, this a.m.
literary this morn, this forenoon
1.1Sunrise: a hint of steely light showed that morning was on its way
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  • For two miles the water stretched north, a flat sheet of grey in the morning sun.
  • For a while, the birds kept both of us happy, sitting in the morning sun, blue sky overhead.
  • Wednesday morning dawned bright, clear, and cold - typical end of October weather.


(mornings) informal Back to top  
Every morning: mornings, she’d sleep late


informal Back to top  
short for good morning.
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  • Morning mate. I trust you are feeling a whole lot better today.
  • 'Morning, how are you?'


Middle English: from morn, on the pattern of evening.


morning, noon, and night

All the time.
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  • For centuries you had enormous whale fleets armed with the most sophisticated technology of their time, manned by experts working morning, noon, and night to kill more whales.
  • Then I have at least three big projects I have to get going on, as well as columns and articles to write, books to read to my kids, hikes to go on and mouths that get hungry morning, noon, and night.
  • I never would've dreamed I would eat lobster morning, noon, and night, for free.

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