Definition of morning in English:

morning

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’
    • ‘He can be seen early in the morning and late at night making sure all is in order.’
    • ‘No trams were running at the time, but it caused chaos in the morning rush hour.’
    • ‘The two and a half hours of language lessons in the morning are not a pleasant ordeal for me.’
    • ‘Now, if it doesn't work in the morning, we don't bother trying again until after lunch.’
    • ‘It is not unknown for it to take me two and a half hours to get to work in the morning.’
    • ‘If there's something in the morning paper about a case, I cut it out and put it in a file.’
    • ‘Even so, John still starts work at three o'clock in the morning seven days a week.’
    • ‘We went to school across the fields in the morning and helped out on the farm in the evenings.’
    • ‘In a city like Glasgow, when people wake up in the morning the first thing they do is open the paper.’
    • ‘Their mother worked the night shift at the local hospital and did not get home until eight in the morning.’
    • ‘He spent three days working from seven in the morning until eleven at night on his masterpiece.’
    • ‘We were supposed to leave very early in the morning since we had a very busy day ahead of us.’
    • ‘Try to keep your cats indoors early in the morning and at dusk, when birds are most active.’
    • ‘Nowadays it's football from the time you wake up in the morning until you to go bed at night.’
    • ‘You will work from seven in the morning till seven at night and have one and a half free days per month.’
    • ‘Jane had help looking after Stephen for a couple of hours in the morning and evening.’
    • ‘Many people are too busy in the morning to eat breakfast or just do not feel hungry.’
    • ‘Men drive more than women and they are on the road earlier in the morning and later at night.’
    • ‘The hostel had the usual practice of opening doors at seven in the morning and locking them at ten at night.’
    • ‘She wakes up early in the morning and works on her wood sculptures until about noon.’
    before noon, before lunch, before lunchtime, a.m.
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    1. 1.1 Sunrise.
      ‘a hint of steely light showed that morning was on its way’
      • ‘I walked out to the balcony and looked out into the morning sun light.’
      • ‘I knew I had to be mentally tough, so I just started telling myself morning was coming’
      • ‘For a while, the birds kept both of us happy, sitting in the morning sun, blue sky overhead.’
      • ‘The morning sun beats through the windows on Laura's face as she writes.’
      • ‘Wednesday morning dawned bright, clear, and cold - typical end of October weather.’
      • ‘For two miles the water stretched north, a flat sheet of grey in the morning sun.’
      dawn, daybreak, sunrise, break of day, first light
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adverb

mornings
informal
  • Every morning.

    ‘mornings, she'd sleep late’

exclamation

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

Phrases

  • the morning after (the night before)

    • humorous The morning after an evening of drinking, when one has a hangover.

      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Today, the morning after the night before, it's a great feeling to wake up and have all the sores to remind you of the game that was.’
      • ‘And now it was the morning after the night before and Taylor found herself staring up at Simone who had woken her in a particularly ungentle fashion.’
      • ‘In South Yorkshire traffic patrols will also be on alert the morning after to spot suspected drink drivers.’
      • ‘Ladders are not my thing, especially the morning after the night before.’
      • ‘Introduced her to the heady world of alcohol and nightclubs and skipping lectures to deal with the morning after the night before.’
      • ‘It was the morning after the night before and emotions were still running high.’
      • ‘It's the morning after the night before, and your party clearly went with a swing.’
      • ‘I really respect you as a person,’ she breezily jokes as he is given his marching orders the morning after the night before.’
      • ‘Finally, if it is the morning after the night before and you have the mother and father of a hangover, don't despair.’
  • morning, noon, and night

    • All of the time.

      ‘we used to fight morning, noon, and night’
      • ‘‘You know, you may be the first football guy ever in Seaview history to shun hanging with the team morning, noon, and night,’ Rachel mused aloud.’
      • ‘You stop being a private person, you can no longer have any solitude and silence to get on with the real business of writing poetry, you're a figure of fun, pestered by journalists morning, noon, and night.’
      • ‘When he was in the army, he got tattoos and drank morning, noon, and night.’
      • ‘As soon as my first child came, I started singing - morning, noon, and night.’
      • ‘The Regulations Review Committee deals with regulations morning, noon, and night.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘If only for reasons of convenience, many use them for personal calls, morning, noon, and night.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I never would've dreamed I would eat lobster morning, noon, and night, for free.’
      all the time, without a break, constantly, continually, always, forever, incessantly, ceaselessly, perpetually, unceasingly
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

morning

/ˈmɔːnɪŋ/