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Topic: CHRONOLOGY

Date: 1200-1300
Origin: morn + -ing (as in evening)

morning

1 noun
     
morn‧ing1 S1 W1 [uncountable and countable]
1TMC the early part of the day, from when the sun rises until 12 o'clock in the middle of the dayCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
in the morning(s) on Monday/Friday/Saturday etc morning tomorrow morning yesterday morning this morning (=today in the morning) (the) next morning late morning early morning morning sun/light/mist
It was a nice sunny morning.
I hated those cold winter mornings.
Classes start in the morning and go through the whole day.
He stayed in bed late on Sunday morning.
I'll see you tomorrow morning.
I only met her yesterday morning.
I'm not feeling too good this morning.
Next morning I went to the bank.
It was still only late morning.
He took the early morning train.
a copy of the morning paper
2TMC the part of the day from 12 o'clock at night until 12 o'clock in the middle of the day
two/four o'clock in the morning
The phone rang at three in the morning.
It's four o'clock in the morning.
I woke up in the small hours of the morning (=very early, before dawn).
3

in the morning

if something will happen in the morning, it will happen during the morning of the following day:
I'll deal with that in the morning.
4

mornings

during the morning of each day:
She works mornings at the local school.
5

morning, noon, and night

used to emphasize that something happens a lot or continuously:
I was on duty morning, noon, and night.
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