Definition of morning in English:

morning

Line breaks: morn|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːnɪŋ
 
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noun

1The period of time between midnight and noon, especially from sunrise to noon: I’ve got a meeting this morning it was a beautiful sunny morning [as modifier]: the morning papers
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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.
Synonyms
before noon, before lunch(time), a.m.
literary morn
Nautical & North Americanforenoon
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.
Synonyms

adverb

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

exclamation

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

Origin

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

Phrases

the morning after (the night before)

humorous The morning after an evening of drinking, when one has a hangover.
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  • In South Yorkshire traffic patrols will also be on alert the morning after to spot suspected drink drivers.
  • I really respect you as a person,’ she breezily jokes as he is given his marching orders the morning after the night before.
  • Maybe as a student I overdid it a little, and have been known to wake up on a strange floor in strange house (though never in a strange town or country) the morning after the night before.

morning, noon, and night

All of the time: we used to fight morning, noon, and night
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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.
Synonyms

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