#125. Morning. [Noon.] -- N. morning, morn, forenoon, a.m., prime, dawn, daybreak; dayspring[obs], foreday[obs], sunup; peep of day, break of day; aurora; first blush of the morning, first flush of the morning, prime of the morning; twilight, crepuscule, sunrise; cockcrow, cockcrowing[obs]; the small hours, the wee hours of the morning.
spring; vernal equinox, first point of Aries.
noon; midday, noonday; noontide, meridian, prime; nooning, noontime. summer, midsummer.
Adj. matin, matutinal[obs]; vernal.
Adv. at sunrise &c. n.; with the sun, with the lark, "when the morning dawns".
Phr. "at shut of evening flowers" [Paradise Lost]; entre chien et loup[Fr]; "flames in the forehead of the morning sky" [Milton]; "the breezy call of incense-breathing morn" [Gray].