morning adj

see morning, n.

  1. Early; pertaining to the first part of the day.
  2. Phrase. “Morning Glory”: flowering plant with blossoms that bloom for only one day but are replaced with new blooms the next day; [fig.] new life; the resplendence of the resurrection.

morning [-s, -'s, morn, morn'g] n

OE morgen.

  1. Resurrection; renewal; rebirth.
  2. Joy; end to grief and darkness; (see Psalm 30:5).
  3. Early hours of daylight; first part of the day.
  4. Sunshine; warm season; [fig.] youth; time of fresh creativity.
  5. Daybreak; dawn; time of sunrise.
  6. Time period; next day; [word play on “mourning”] grieving time; period of sorrow.
  7. Dawn; new day.