from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The first or early part of the day, lasting from midnight to noon or from sunrise to noon.
- n. The dawn.
- n. The first or early part; the beginning: the morning of a new nation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The part of the day from dawn to midday.
- n. The part of the day after midnight and before midday: one o'clock in the morning = 0100 or 1 a.m.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The first or early part of the day, variously understood as the earliest hours of light, the time near sunrise; the time from midnight to noon, from rising to noon, etc.
- n. The first or early part.
- n. The goddess Aurora.
- adj. Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The first part of the day, strictly from midnight to noon.
- n. Figuratively, the first or early part.
- n. A morning dram or draught.
- n. A slight repast taken at rising, some time before what is called breakfast.
- Pertaining to the first or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day, or before dinner: as, a morning concert.
- Existing, taking place, or seen in the morning: as, morning dew; morning light; morning service: often used figuratively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the first light of day
- n. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
- n. the time period between dawn and noon
- n. the earliest period
Middle English, from morn, morn; see morn.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English morwening, equivalent to morn + -ing. See also morrow, Middle English morwe. (Wiktionary)