American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Before noon. Used chiefly in the abbreviated form to specify the hour: 10:30 A.M.; an A.M. appointment. See Usage Note at A.M.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Before midday: applied to the time between midnight and the following noon. Regularly abbreviated to A. M.
- adj. before noon
- adv. before noon
- From Latin ante ("before") + merīdiēm, accusative singular of merīdiēs ("noon, midday"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin ante, before + merīdiem, accusative of merīdiēs, noon. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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