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morning Idioms & Phrases


A-morn"ings adverb
See Amorwe. The -s is a genitival ending. See -wards.
  1. In the morning; every morning. Obs.
    And have such pleasant walks into the woods A-mornings. J. Fletcher.
Webster 1913

beach morning glory

  • noun a prostrate perennial of coastal sand dunes Florida to Texas
    Ipomoea pes-caprae; railroad vine.

common morning glory

  • noun annual or perennial climbing herb of Central America having sky-blue flowers; most commonly cultivated morning glory
    Ipomoea tricolor.
  • noun pantropical annual climbing herb with funnel-shaped blue, purple, pink or white flowers
    Ipomoea purpurea.

early-morning hour

  • noun an hour early in the morning

Eye of day, Eye of the morning, Eye of heaven

  • the sun. "So gently shuts the eye day." Mrs. Barbauld.
Webster 1913

good morning

  • noun a conventional expression of greeting or farewell

imperial japanese morning glory

  • noun hybrid from Ipomoea nil
    Ipomoea imperialis.

japanese morning glory

  • noun annual Old World tropical climbing herb distinguished by wide color range and frilled or double flowers
    Ipomoea nil.

morning coat

  • noun a man's full-dress jacket with two long tapering tails at the back
    swallow-tailed coat; swallowtail.

morning dress

  • noun formal attire for men during the daytime
  • noun a woman's informal dress for housework

morning glory

  • noun any of various twining vines having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day

Morning gown

  • a gown worn in the morning before one is dressed for the day.
Webster 1913

Morning gun

  • a gun fired at the first stroke of reveille at military posts.
Webster 1913

morning prayer

  • noun the first canonical hour; at daybreak

morning room

  • noun a sitting room used during the daylight hours

Morning sickness

  • noun nausea early in the day; a characteristic symptom in the early months of pregnancy
  • (Med.), nausea and vomiting, usually occurring in the morning; a common sign of pregnancy.
Webster 1913

Morning star

  • noun a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky
    daystar; Phosphorus; Lucifer.
  • . (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.
Webster 1913

morning time

  • noun the time period between dawn and noon
    forenoon; morn; morning.
    • I spent the morning running errands

Morning watch

  • (Naut.), the watch between four A. M. and eight A. M..
Webster 1913

morning-after pill

  • noun a large dose of estrogen taken orally within 24 to 72 hours after intercourse; prevents implantation of a fertilized ovum and so acts as a contraceptive; commonly used after rape or incest


Morn"ing-glo`ry noun
  1. (Bot.) A climbing plant (Ipomoea purpurea) having handsome, funnel-shaped flowers, usually red, pink, purple, white, or variegated, sometimes pale blue. See Dextrorsal.
Webster 1913

morning-glory family

  • noun morning glory; bindweed; sweet potato; plants having trumpet-shaped flowers and a climbing or twining habit
    Convolvulaceae; family Convolvulaceae.

red morning-glory

  • noun annual herb having scarlet flowers; the eastern United States
    Ipomoea coccinea; star ipomoea.

wild morning-glory

  • noun common Eurasian and American wild climber with pink flowers; sometimes placed in genus Convolvulus
    Convolvulus sepium; hedge bindweed; Calystegia sepium.
  • noun weakly climbing European perennial with white or pink flowers; naturalized in North America and an invasive weed
    field bindweed; Convolvulus arvensis.

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