Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or taking place in the morning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to morning; that happens in the morning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being before noon; in or pertaining to the forenoon. (Abbrev. a. m.)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preceding noon; pertaining to the forenoon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. before noon

Etymologies

Latin antemerīdiānus : ante-, ante- + merīdiānus, of noon; see meridian.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • As upon a world canopied with storm, hung with mourning purple and habited in black, did Mr. Flitcroft turn his morning face at eight o'clock antemeridian Monday, as he hied himself to his daily duty at the Washington National Bank.

    The Conquest of Canaan

  • AS upon a world canopied with storm, hung with mourning purple and habited in black, did Mr. Flitcroft turn his morning face at eight o'clock antemeridian Monday, as he hied himself to his daily duty at the Washington National Bank.

    The Conquest of Canaan

  • "He is supposed to coom frae the mill at ten o'clock, antemeridian!

    All-Wool Morrison

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