American English

Definition of morning noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the early part of the day, from the time when people wake up until noon, or before lunch They left for Mexico early this morning. See you tomorrow morning. I prefer coffee in the morning. She woke up every morning at the same time. Our group meets on Friday mornings. I walk to work most mornings. We got the news on the morning of the wedding. He's been in a meeting all morning. the morning papers see also good morning
  2. 2the part of the day from midnight to noon I didn't get home until two in the morning! He died in the early hours of Sunday morning.
  3. 3mornings adverb in the early part of the day, before lunch I only work mornings.
  4. Idioms
      in the morning
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    1. 1before midday of the next day; tomorrow morning I'll give you a call in the morning.
    2. 2between midnight and noon It must have happened at about five o'clock in the morning.
    morning, noon, and night
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    at all times of the day and night (used to emphasize that something happens very often or that it happens continuously) She talks about him morning, noon, and night. The work continues morning, noon, and night.
    the other day/morning/evening/week
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    recently I saw Jack the other day.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: morning