dayspring vs morning what difference

what is difference between dayspring and morning



From Middle English dai spring, equivalent to day +‎ spring.


dayspring (plural daysprings)

  1. (archaic) The beginning of the day, or first appearance of light; the dawn; daybreak.


  • break of day, daybreak, sunup; see also Thesaurus:dawn


  • Webster, Noah (1828), “dayspring”, in An American Dictionary of the English Language
  • dayspring in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.



From Middle English morwenyng, from morwen +‎ -ing; equivalent to morn +‎ -ing. See also morrow (Middle English morwe).


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɔːnɪŋ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɔɹnɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)nɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: morn‧ing
  • Homophone: mourning (in accents with the horse-hoarse merger)


morning (plural mornings)

  1. The early part of the day, especially from dawn to noon. [from 13th c.]
    • 1835, Sir John Ross, Sir James Clark Ross, Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage …, Volume 1, pp.284-5
      Towards the following morning, the thermometer fell to 5°; and at daylight, there was not an atom of water to be seen in any direction.
  2. (figuratively) The early part of anything. [from 16th c.]
  3. (obsolete) That part of the day from dawn until the main meal (typically in late afternoon). [18th–19th c.]
    • 1791, Charlotte Smith, Celestina, Broadview 2004, p. 101:
      Celestina [] retired to her own room, leaving her friend to the pleasing and important occupation of the toilet, in which half of what is now called morning, was usually passed by Matilda.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, letter, 26 October:
      We breakfasted before nine, and do not dine till half-past six on the occasion, so I hope we three shall have a long morning enough.
  4. (chiefly Scotland) The first alcoholic drink of the day; a morning draught. [from 18th c.]


  • (time from dawn to noon): forenoon; yeender (dialect); see also Thesaurus:morning
  • (time from midnight to noon): a.m.; forenoon; yeender (dialect)

Coordinate terms

  • afternoon; evening; night

Derived terms

Related terms


See also

  • (times of day) time of day; dawn, morning, noon/midday, afternoon, dusk, evening, night, midnight (Category: en:Times of day)



  1. A greeting said in the morning; shortening of good morning


  • norming

Norwegian Bokmål


morning m (definite singular morningen, indefinite plural morninger, definite plural morningene)

  1. alternative spelling of morgning

Norwegian Nynorsk


  • IPA(key): /²moː.ɳɪŋ/ (example of pronunciation)


morning m (definite singular morningen, indefinite plural morningar, definite plural morningane)

  1. alternative spelling of morgning

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