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MORNING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does morning mean? 

MORNING (noun)
  The noun MORNING has 4 senses:

1. the time period between dawn and noon
2. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
3. the first light of day
4. the earliest period

  Familiarity information: MORNING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MORNING (noun)


Sense 1morning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The time period between dawn and noon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

morning time; morning; morn; forenoon

Context example:

I spent the morning running errands

Hypernyms ("morning" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

Meronyms (parts of "morning"):

early-morning hour (an hour early in the morning)

Holonyms ("morning" is a part of...):

day; daylight; daytime (the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside)


Sense 2morning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A conventional expression of greeting or farewell

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

good morning; morning

Hypernyms ("morning" is a kind of...):

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))


Sense 3morning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The first light of day

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

sunrise; first light; dayspring; daybreak; dawning; dawn; cockcrow; break of the day; break of day; aurora; sunup; morning

Context examples:

we got up before dawn / they talked until morning

Hypernyms ("morning" is a kind of...):

hour; time of day (clock time)


Sense 4morning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The earliest period

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

dawn; morning

Context examples:

the dawn of civilization / the morning of the world

Hypernyms ("morning" is a kind of...):

start (the beginning of anything)


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