[ noun ] the time period between dawn and noon


"I spent the morning running errands"

Used in print

(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

At twelve minutes after five on the morning of Wednesday , April 18 , 1906 , San_Francisco was shaken by a severe earthquake .

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

At 6_o_'_clock on the morning of August 12 , they were in doubt no_longer .

(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)

I have more_than once sat cross-legged in the grass through a long summer morning and watched without touching while a poppy bud higher than my head slowly but visibly pushed off its cap , unfolded , and shook out like a banner in the sun its flaming vermilion petals .

Every morning early , in the summer , we searched the trunks of the trees as high as we could reach for the locust shells , carefully detached their hooked claws from the bark where they hung , and stabled them , a weird faery herd , in an angle between the high roots of the tulip_tree , where no grass grew in the dense shade .

When these had been pocketed , we could still spend a morning cracking open other pebbles for our delight in seeing how much prettier they were inside than their dull exteriors indicated .

[ adjective ] in the morning


"the morning hours"

Used in print

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

Both had been up since 7 : 00 - Irv on the early morning watch , McFeeley unable to sleep during his four hour relief .

After she had served the detectives coffee and toast ( they politely declined eggs , uncomfortable about their tenancy ) , she settled_down with a morning newspaper and began reading the stock_market quotations .

Sipping their coffee , discussing the weather , the day 's shopping , Fritzie 's commitments at the network ( all of which he would cancel ) , they avoided the radio , the morning TV news_show , even the front page of the Santa_Luisa_Register , resting on the kitchen bar .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

Kate had walked past the school on her morning chores and had seen the whole incident , had seen Joel 's burning humiliation before Miss_Snow 's cold , bespectacled wrath .

(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)

New_York lay bleaching in the summer sun , and the morning fish_hawk , flying in the heated air , saw below him the long triangular wedge of Manhattan_Island .

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[ noun ] a conventional expression of greeting or farewell



Used in print

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

The veterans , idling on their benches in the Square , beneath the soldiers ' monument , got_to_their_feet when Papa approached : `` Morning , Reverend '' !

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greeting farewell

[ noun ] the first light of day


"we got up before dawn" "they talked until morning"

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sunset hour

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 14229
[ noun ] the earliest period




: "the dawn of civilization" "the morning of the world"

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start dawn