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

  • n. The morning.
  • n. The dawn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Morning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The first part of the day; the morning; -- used chiefly in poetry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The first part of the day; the morning: now used chiefly in poetry and often with personification. See morning.
  • n. Morrow: usually preceded by the: as, the morn (that is, to-morrow).
  • n. An abbreviation of morning.

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

  • n. the time period between dawn and noon


Middle English, from Old English morgen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English mōrn, morwen, from Old English morgen, from Proto-Germanic *murginaz (compare West Frisian moarn, Dutch morgen, Norwegian morgon), from pre-Germanic *mr̥kéno, *mr̥kóno, from Proto-Indo-European *mr̥Hko (compare Welsh bore ‘morning’, Lithuanian mérkti ‘to blink, twinkle’, Skt márīcih ‘ray of light’), from *mer- ‘to shimmer, glisten’ (compare Greek μέρα (méra) ‘morning’). (Wiktionary)



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