morning

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From Middle English morwenyng, from morwen +‎ -ing; equivalent to morn +‎ -ing. See also morrow (Middle English morwe).

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morning (plural mornings)

  1. The early part of the day, especially from dawn to noon. [from 13th c.]
    I'll see you tomorrow morning.
    I'm working in the morning, so let's meet in the afternoon.
  2. (figuratively) The early part of anything. [from 16th c.]
  3. (obsolete) That part of the day from dawn until the main meal (typically in late afternoon). [18th–19th c.]
    • 1791, Charlotte Smith, Celestina, Broadview 2004, p. 101:
      Celestina [] retired to her own room, leaving her friend to the pleasing and important occupation of the toilet, in which half of what is now called morning, was usually passed by Matilda.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, letter, 26 October:
      We breakfasted before nine, and do not dine till half-past six on the occasion, so I hope we three shall have a long morning enough.
  4. (chiefly Scotland) The first alcoholic drink of the day; a morning draught. [from 18th c.]

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morning

  1. A greeting said in the morning; shortening of good morning

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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morning m (definite singular morningen, indefinite plural morninger, definite plural morningene)

  1. alternative spelling of morgning

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morning m (definite singular morningen, indefinite plural morningar, definite plural morningane)

  1. alternative spelling of morgning