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Related to morning: morning prayer, evening


early day: We leave early tomorrow morning.
Not to be confused with:
mourning – sorrowing or lamentation: She couldn’t stop mourning the loss of her dog.
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1. The first or early part of the day, lasting from midnight to noon or from sunrise to noon.
2. The dawn.
3. The first or early part; the beginning: the morning of a new nation.

[Middle English, from morn, morn; see morn.]
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1. the first part of the day, ending at or around noon
2. sunrise; daybreak; dawn
3. the beginning or early period: the morning of the world.
4. the morning after informal the aftereffects of excess, esp a hangover
5. (modifier) of, used, or occurring in the morning: morning coffee.
[C13 morwening, from morn, formed on the model of evening]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈmɔr nɪŋ)

1. the first period of the day, extending from dawn, or from midnight, to noon.
2. the beginning of day; dawn.
3. the early period of anything: the morning of life.
4. of or in the morning.
[1200–50; Middle English; see morn, -ing1; after evening]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.


The morning is the part of each day which begins when you get up or when it becomes light outside, and which ends at noon or lunchtime.

1. the present day

You refer to the morning of the present day as this morning.

His plane left this morning.
'When did the letter come?' – 'This morning.'

You refer to the morning of the previous day as yesterday morning.

They held a meeting yesterday morning.

If something will happen during the morning of the next day, you can say that it will happen tomorrow morning or in the morning.

I've got to go to work tomorrow morning.
Phone him in the morning.
2. single events in the past

If something happened during a particular morning in the past, use on and mention the particular morning, for example, 'on Monday morning'.

We left after breakfast on Sunday morning.
On the morning of the exam, she felt sick.

If something happened earlier in the morning during a particular day in the past that you are describing, you can say that it happened that morning or in the morning.

I was late because that morning I had missed my train.
There had already been a meeting in the morning.

If something happened during the morning of the day before a particular day in the past, you can say that it happened the previous morning.

I remembered what she had told me the previous morning.

If something happened during the morning of the day after a day in the past, you say that it happened the next morning, in the morning, next morning, or the following morning.

The next morning I got up early.
In the morning we decided to go out for a walk.
Next morning we drove over to Grandma's.
The ship was due to sail the following morning.

In stories, if you want to say that something happened during a morning in the past, without saying which morning, you say that it happened one morning.

One morning, I was walking to school when I met Dan.
He woke up one morning and found she was gone.
3. talking about the future

If you want to say that something will happen during a particular morning in the future, you use on and mention the particular morning, for example, 'on Monday morning'.

They're coming to see me on Friday morning.
He will probably feel very nervous on the morning of the wedding.

If something will happen in the morning during a particular day in the future that you are describing, you can say that it will happen in the morning.

Our plane leaves at 4 pm on Saturday, so we will have time to pack our bags in the morning.

If something will happen during the morning of the day after a particular day in the future, you can say that it will happen the following morning.

I will finish the report on Tuesday evening and send out copies the following morning.
4. regular events

If something happens or happened regularly every morning, you say that it happens or happened in the morning or in the mornings.

Chris usually went swimming in the morning.
The museum is only open in the mornings.

If something happens or happened once a week during a particular morning, you use on followed by the name of a day of the week and mornings.

The post office is closed on Wednesday mornings.
She did her grocery shopping on Saturday mornings.

In American English, you can say that something happens mornings, without 'on'.

Mornings, she went for a walk if the weather was fine.
5. exact times

You can use in the morning with times of day to make it clear that you are talking about the period between midnight and noon rather than the period between noon and midnight.

They sometimes had meetings at seven in the morning.
We didn't get to bed until four in the morning.*
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.morning - the time period between dawn and noonmorning - the time period between dawn and noon; "I spent the morning running errands"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
daylight, daytime, day - the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside; "the dawn turned night into day"; "it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime"
early-morning hour - an hour early in the morning
2.morning - a conventional expression of greeting or farewellmorning - a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
farewell, word of farewell - an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
greeting, salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
3.morning - the first light of daymorning - the first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"
4.morning - the earliest period; "the dawn of civilization"; "the morning of the world"
start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
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1. before noon, forenoon, morn (poetic), a.m. On Sunday morning he was woken by the telephone.
2. dawn, sunrise, morrow (archaic), first light, daybreak, break of day I started to lose hope of ever seeing the morning.
morning, noon and night all the time, always, constantly, forever, continually, perpetually, incessantly, without a break, unceasingly, twenty-four-seven (informal) You get fit by playing the game morning, noon and night.
Related words
adjective matutinal
"Awake! For morning in the bowl of night"
"Has flung the stone that puts the stars to flight"
"And lo! the Hunter of the East has caught"
"The Sultan's turret in a noose of light" [Edward Fitzgerald The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám]
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002


1. The time of day from sunrise to noon:
2. The first appearance of daylight in the morning:
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dieninis frakasipomėjapiliulė nuo pastojimorytassukutis
buổi sáng


A. Nmañana f; (before dawn) → madrugada f
he's generally out morningspor las mañanas no suele estar
the morning after (hum) → la mañana después de la juerga
good morning!¡buenos días!
in the morning (= during the morning) → por la mañana, en la mañana (LAm); (tomorrow) → mañana por la mañana
early in the morninga primera hora de la mañana, muy de mañana
at seven o'clock in the morninga las siete de la mañana
at three in the morninga las tres de la madrugada
the next morningla mañana siguiente
on Saturday morningel sábado por la mañana
tomorrow morningmañana por la mañana
yesterday morningayer por la mañana
B. CPD morning coat Nchaqué m
morning dress Nchaqué m, traje m de etiqueta
morning glory Ndondiego m de día, ipomea f
morning mist Nbruma f del alba
morning paper Ndiario m or periódico m de la mañana
morning prayers NPLoficio m matinal
morning sickness N (Med) → náuseas fpl del embarazo
morning star Nlucero m del alba
morning tea Nm mañanero
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈmɔːrnɪŋ] n
(gen)matin m
tomorrow morning → demain matin
this morning → ce matin
in the morning (= in that part of the day) → le matin
I work better in the morning → Je travaille mieux le matin.
at 7 o'clock in the morning → à sept heures du matin (= tomorrow morning) → demain matin
he'll phone back in the morning → il rappellera dans la matinée
every morning → tous les matins
on Monday morning → lundi matin
the next morning → le lendemain matin
the morning after → le lendemain matin
What happens the morning after? → Que se passe-t-il le lendemain matin ?
the morning after sth → le lendemain de qch
the morning after the party → le lendemain de la fête morning paper
(as duration)matinée f
I've been busy all morning → J'ai été occupé toute la matinée.
morning, noon and night (= all the time) → nuit et jour
She works morning, noon and night → Elle travaille nuit et jour.morning-after pill npilule f du lendemainmorning paper njournal m du matinmorning sickness nnausées fpl matinalesmorning star nétoile f du matin
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nMorgen m; (as opposed to afternoon also) → Vormittag m; (fig) (of life)Frühling m (liter); (of an era)Anfänge pl, → Beginn m; morning dawnedes dämmerte; in the morningmorgens, am Morgen, vormittags, am Vormittag; (= tomorrow)morgen früh; early in the morningfrüh(morgens), in der Frühe, am frühen Morgen; (= tomorrow)morgen früh; very early in the morningin aller Frühe, ganz früh (am Morgen); (= tomorrow)morgen ganz früh; late (on) in the morningam späten Vormittag, gegen Mittag; (at) 7 in the morning(um) 7 Uhr morgens or früh; (= tomorrow)morgen (früh) um 7; I didn’t get back until 2 in the morningich bin erst um 2 Uhr früh nach Hause gekommen; this/yesterday morningheute/gestern Morgen, heute/gestern Vormittag; tomorrow morningmorgen früh, morgen Vormittag; on the morning of November 28tham Morgen des 28. November, am 28. November morgens; it was the morning afteres war am nächsten or anderen Tag or Morgen; the morning after the night before, the morning-after feelingder Katzenjammer or die Katerstimmung am nächsten Morgen; morning, noon and nightmorgens, mittags und nachts, Tag und Nacht
attram Morgen; (= regularly in the morning)morgendlich; morning flightVormittagsflug m; morning trainFrühzug m; what time is morning coffee? (at work) → wann ist morgens die Kaffeepause?; (in café) → ab wann wird vormittags Kaffee serviert?


morning-after pill
ndie Pille danach
morning coat
nCut(away) m
morning dress
n no plCut(away) m; (dark) → Stresemann m
n (Bot) → Winde f
morning gown
nHauskleid nt
morning market
n (Comm) → Vormittagsmarkt m
Morning Prayer
nMorgenandacht f, → Frühgottesdienst m
morning room
nFrühstückszimmer nt
morning sickness
n(Schwangerschafts)übelkeit f
morning star
nMorgenstern m
morning suit
nCut(away) m; (dark) → Stresemann m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


1. n (part of day) → mattina, mattino; (expressing duration) → mattinata
this morning → stamattina, questa mattina
yesterday morning → ieri mattina
tomorrow morning → domani mattina, domattina
on Monday morning → lunedì mattina
a morning's work → il lavoro di una mattinata
in the morning → di mattina, la mattina (tomorrow) → domattina
I work in the mornings → lavoro la mattina
at 7 o'clock in the morning → alle 7 del mattino
on the morning of September 19th → la mattina del 19 settembre
2. adj (walk) → mattutino/a; (papers) → del mattino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ˈmoːniŋ) noun
the first part of the day, approximately up to noon. this morning; tomorrow morning.
morning-ˈafter pill noun
a contraceptive pill that a woman can take soon after having sex.
morning glory
any of various vines with funnel-shaped purple, blue, pink or white flowers that bloom early in the day.
ˈmorning dress noun
the clothes worn by a man for very formal events (eg weddings) held during the day.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


صَبَاحٌ ráno morgen Morgen πρωί mañana aamu matin jutro mattina 午前 아침 ochtend morgen ranek manhã утро morgon เวลาเช้า sabah buổi sáng 早晨
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009


n. mañana, madrugada;
early in the ___muy de ___;
Good ___buenos días, buen día;
in the ___por la ___, en la___;
___ stiffnessrigidez matutina muscular y de las articulaciones;
tomorrow ______ por la ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Collins Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009


adj matutino, matinal, en la mañana; — sickness náuseas matutinas (form), náuseas or vómitos del embarazo; — stiffness rigidez matutina (form), rigidez en la mañana; n mañana
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But it was morning and, yes, it was a cherry-tree in full bloom outside of her window.
"Very sorry to intrude, sir, at this hour of the morning," he said briskly.
But I began to notice, when I finished my morning's work, that I was glad if there were a guest, for then I could drink a cocktail with him.
Granet sauntered in to breakfast a few minutes late on the following morning. A little volley of questions and exclamations reached him as he stood by the sideboard.
In the morning, however, after this night, Zarathustra jumped up from his couch, and, having girded his loins, he came out of his cave glowing and strong, like a morning sun coming out of gloomy mountains.
One beautiful spring morning the King was walking through his gardens with these three sons, gazing with admiration at the various fruit-trees, some of which were a mass of blossom, whilst others were bowed to the ground laden with rich fruit.
Morning to ye, shipmates, morning; the ineffable heavens bless ye; I'm sorry I stopped ye.
Jennings, when they met at breakfast the following morning, "Sir John will not like leaving Barton next week;
It was delightful to me at all times and seasons, but especially in the wild commotion of a rough sea-breeze, and in the brilliant freshness of a summer morning.
(There is another specimen of my indiscreet way of talking!) What I mean is, that you will have to get up early on Sunday morning, and drive twelve miles to the damp and dismal little village, in which I officiate for a man with a rich wife who likes the climate of Italy.
I met my mates in the morning (and, oh, but I am old!) Where roaring on the ledges the summer ground-swell rolled; I heard them lift the chorus that drowned the breakers' song-- The Beaches of Lukannon--two million voices strong.
Adam, for his part, was getting very impatient to see her, and he resolved that, if she did not appear the next day(Saturday), he would set out on Sunday morning to fetch her.