Definition of morning noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɔːnɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːrnɪŋ//
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  1. 1  the early part of the day from the time when people wake up until midday or before lunch They left for Spain early this morning. See you tomorrow morning. I prefer coffee in the morning. She woke 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. 2  the part of the day from midnight to midday I didn't get home until two in the morning! He died in the early hours of Sunday morning.
  3. 3mornings adverb in the morning of each day I only work mornings.
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from morn, on the pattern of evening.Extra examples As the morning wore on she became more and more tired. He didn’t even say ‘Good morning’. He was a presenter on a morning talk show. I spent the morning doing some sightseeing. I took my usual morning shower and brushed my teeth. I’ll see to it first thing in the morning. I’m not a morning person. It’s all she talks about, morning, noon and night. On a typical morning, I’ll have cereal for breakfast. The morning brought blue sky and golden clouds. The morning dawned bright and sunny. The side of the mountain appeared pink in the early morning light. Towards morning the snow turned to rain. We had a lazy morning at home. Have you seen the morning papers? He’s been in a meeting all morning. I prefer coffee in the morning. It was a beautiful morning, with not a cloud in the sky. See you tomorrow morning. They left early in the morning.Idioms
    1. 1  during the morning of the next day; tomorrow morning I'll give you a call in the morning.
    2. 2  between midnight and midday 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 American Dictionary entry: morning