antemeridian

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Preceding noon; pertaining to the forenoon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective before noon

Etymologies

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

[Latin antemerīdiānus : ante-, ante- + merīdiānus, of noon; see meridian.]

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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  • Good morning, Wordies!

    August 1, 2008

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    August 1, 2008

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    August 2, 2008

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  • Cathemeral!

    August 2, 2008