Definition of morrow in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒrəʊ/


(the morrow) archaic or literary
1The following day: on the morrow they attacked the city
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  • Please send your daughter to my father's residence on the morrow to discuss the terms of the agreement, provided the proposal warrants your permission.
  • If not on the morrow, then the following day for certain.
  • I believe Mrs. Ellen is informing her this very instant, she will be leaving on the morrow.
1.1The time following an event: in the morrow of great victory
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  • In the morrow I think I might get a job with a defence contractor - I bet they'll be paying out bonuses this year.
  • Hopefully I will have better news in the morrow.
1.2The near future: the religious enthusiast who takes no thought for the morrow
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  • She would probably not survive the morrow, in any event.
  • Adam talks about God, the Forbidden tree, sleep, the difference between beast and man, his plans for the morrow, the stars and the angels.
  • Correspondingly, perceptions on technicalities of education have varied from time to time, but what would never change would be the task borne by schools in moulding children into responsible citizens of morrow.


Middle English morwe, from Old English morgen (see morn).

  • morning from Middle English:

    In Old English the word for the beginning of the day was morgen, which survives in the literary words morn and morrow. In the Middle Ages morn was extended to morning on the model of evening ( see even). Excessive drinking has resulted in the morning after (more fully the morning after the night before) since the late 19th century.

Words that rhyme with morrow

borrow, Corot, sorrow, tomorrow

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