Definition of morning in US English:



  • 1The period of time between midnight and noon, especially from sunrise to noon.

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

    ‘mornings, she'd sleep late’


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


  • morning, noon, and night

    • All of the time.

      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘If only for reasons of convenience, many use them for personal calls, 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.’
      • ‘I never would've dreamed I would eat lobster morning, noon, and night, for free.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The Regulations Review Committee deals with regulations morning, noon, and night.’
      all the time, without a break, constantly, continually, always, forever, incessantly, ceaselessly, perpetually, unceasingly
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Middle English: from morn, on the pattern of evening.