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Meaning of morning by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Middle English morwening, equivalent to morn +‎ -ing. See also morrow, Middle English morwe .


    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈmɔːnɪŋ/, X-SAMPA: /"mO:nIN/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ˈmɔɹnɪŋ/, X-SAMPA: /"mOrnIN/
    • Rhymes: -ɔː( ɹ )nɪŋ
    • Hyphenation: morn‧ing
    • Homophone: mourning


    morning ( plural: mornings )

    1. The part of the day after midnight and before midday: one o'clock in the morning = 0100 or 1 a.m .
    2. The part of the day from dawn to midday .




Explanation of morning by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell

    2. the earliest period

    3. the morning of the world
    4. the time period between dawn and noon

    5. I spent the morning running errands
    6. the first light of day

    7. they talked until morning

    Definition of morning by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Morning ( môrnĭng ), n. [OE. morning, morwening. See Morn.]
      1. The first or early part of the day, variously understood as the earliest hours of light, the time near sunrise; the time from midnight to noon, from rising to noon, etc.

      2. The first or early part; as, “the morning of life”.

      3. The goddess Aurora. [Poetic] Shak.

    2. Morning, a. Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day; as, “morning dew; morning light; morning service.”

      She looks as clear

      As morning roses newly washed with dew. Shak.

      Morning gown, a gown worn in the morning before one is dressed for the day. -- Morning gun, a gun fired at the first stroke of reveille at military posts. -- Morning sickness ( Med. ), nausea and vomiting, usually occurring in the morning; -- a common sign of pregnancy. -- Morning star. Any one of the planets ( Venus, Jupiter, Mars, or Saturn ) when it precedes the sun in rising, esp. Venus. Cf. Evening star, Evening. Satan. See Lucifer.

      Since he miscalled the morning star,

      Nor man nor fiend hath fallen so far. Byron.

      A weapon consisting of a heavy ball set with spikes, either attached to a staff or suspended from one by a chain. -- Morning watch ( Naut. ), the watch between four a. m. and eight a. m..