1. The first or early part of the day, variously understood as the earliest hours of light, the time near sunrise; the time from midnight to noon, from rising to noon, etc.
2. The first or early part; as, the morning of life.
3. The goddess Aurora. [Poetic]
Morn·ing, a. Pertaining to the first part or early part of the day; being in the early part of the day; as, morning dew; morning light; morning service.
She looks as clear
As morning roses newly washed with dew. --Shak.
Morning gown, a gown worn in the morning before one is dressed for the day.
Morning gun, a gun fired at the first stroke of reveille at military posts.
Morning sickness Med., nausea and vomiting, usually occurring in the morning; -- a common sign of pregnancy.
Morning star. (a) Any one of the planets (Venus, Jupiter, Mars, or Saturn) when it precedes the sun in rising, esp. Venus. Cf. Evening star, Evening. (b) Satan. See Lucifer.
Since he miscalled the morning star,
Nor man nor fiend hath fallen so far. --Byron.
(c) A weapon consisting of a heavy ball set with spikes, either attached to a staff or suspended from one by a chain.
Morning watch Naut., the watch between four a. m. and eight a. m..
adj : in the morning; "the morning hours" [syn: morning(a)]
n 1: the time period between dawn and noon; "I spent the morning
running errands" [syn: morn, morning time, forenoon]
2: a conventional expression of greeting or farewell [syn: good
3: the first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they
talked until morning" [syn: dawn, dawning, aurora, first
light, daybreak, break of day, break of the day, dayspring,
sunrise, sunup, cockcrow] [ant: sunset]
4: the earliest period; "the dawn of civilization"; "the
morning of the world" [syn: dawn]