From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmorningmorn‧ing1 /ˈmɔːnɪŋ $ ˈmɔːr-/ ●●● S1 W1 noun [countable, uncountable] 1 TMCthe early part of the day, from when the sun rises until 12 o’clock in the middle of the day I hated those cold winter mornings. I’m not feeling very well this morning. He stayed in bed late on Sunday morning. She took the early morning train.2 TMCthe part of the day from 12 o’clock at night until 12 o’clock in the middle of the daytwo/four o’clock in the morning The phone rang at three in the morning. It’s four o’clock in the morning.3 → in the morning4 → mornings5 → morning, noon, and night → coffee morningGRAMMAR: Patterns with morningin the morning• You do something in the morning: What time do you get up in the morning? ✗Don’t say: What time do you get up on the morning?on Monday/Tuesday etc morning• You do something on Monday/Tuesday etc morning: I was late for work on Thursday morning.on the morning of something• Something happens on the morning of a particular date or event: On the morning of March 15,2008, he was involved in a car accident.Make sure you arrive in plenty of time on the morning of the exam.all morning• You use all morning to say that something happens during a whole morning, from beginning to end: I’ve been working hard all morning. ✗Don’t say: I’ve been working hard all the morning.COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + morningFriday/Monday/Saturday etc morningI’ll see you on Monday morning.tomorrow morningCan you have the report ready by tomorrow morning?yesterday morningI haven’t seen her since yesterday morning.this morning (=today in the morning)What did you do this morning?the next morning/the following morningHis meeting was not until the next morning.late morningBy the time he woke, it was late morning.the early morningA light frost covered the fields in the early morning.a beautiful/fine/sunny morningOutside it was a beautiful morning.a cold/frosty morningPorridge tastes good on a cold morning.a summer/winter etc morningThey set off on a beautiful spring morning.morning + NOUNthe morning sun/light/mistthe warmth of the morning suna morning coffee/run/swim (=that someone does, drinks etc in the morning)She read the paper while drinking her morning coffee.the morning paper/news (=that is published or broadcast in the morning)The story was in all the morning papers.the morning train/flight (=that leaves in the morning)She took the morning flight back to London.phrasesearly in the morningHe has to get up very early in the morning.first thing in the morning (=at the beginning of the morning)She set off first thing in the morning.from morning till night (=all day – used for emphasis)He works from morning till night.in the small hours of the morning (=very early, before dawn)I was woken up in the small hours of the morning by a strange sound.
Examples from the Corpusmorning• There was a time when she scanned the fields every morning and every evening for her boys.• Nancy will bring your book back Friday morning.• The next morning the train was, for once, on time.• Next morning found us deep in subterranean Rims.• Next morning it was taken to the bank.• It had been raining all night and in the stillness of morning the clouds and mist had not yet cleared.• Inter-school matches are played on Saturday mornings.• a sunny morning• Kramer liked to survey his face and his build in the mornings.• In the morning, she rose early and dressed in her plainest clothes, flounces and frills had no place in business.morningmorning2 ●●● S2 interjection HELLOused to greet someone in the morning Morning, everybody!Origin morning1 (1200-1300) morn + -ing (as in evening)