dawn

[dawn]
noun
1.
the first appearance of daylight in the morning: Dawn broke over the valley.
2.
the beginning or rise of anything; advent: the dawn of civilization.
verb (used without object)
3.
to begin to grow light in the morning: The day dawned with a cloudless sky.
4.
to begin to open or develop.
5.
to begin to be perceived (usually followed by on ): The idea dawned on him.

Origin:
before 1150; Middle English dawen (v.), Old English dagian, derivative of dæg day; akin to Old Norse daga, Middle Dutch, Middle Low German dagen, Old High German tagēn

dawnlike, adjective
undawned, adjective


1. daybreak, sunrise. 5. appear, occur, break.


1. sunset.
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Dawn

[dawn]
noun
a female given name.
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dawn (dɔːn)
 
n
1.  daybreak; sunriseRelated: auroral
2.  the sky when light first appears in the morning
3.  the beginning of something
 
vb (usually foll by on or upon)
4.  to begin to grow light after the night
5.  to begin to develop, appear, or expand
6.  to begin to become apparent (to)
 
Related: auroral
 
[Old English dagian to dawn; see day]
 
'dawnlike
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

dawn
c.1500, shortened from dawning, dawing (c.1300), from O.E. dagung, from dagian "to become day," from root of dæg "day" (see day). Probably influenced by a Scandinavian word (cf. Dan. dagning, O.N. dagan). The noun is first recorded c.1600.
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Idioms & Phrases

dawn

In addition to the idiom beginning with dawn, also see crack of dawn; light dawned.

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Example sentences for dawn
He appears in the voyage of the dawn treader, the silver chair, and the last
  battle.
Afterwards, he voyages to the edge of the world in his ship, the dawn treader.
Dawn had a crush on him, but he either ignored it or was oblivious to it.
Between the end of the war and the dawn of television, hill worked as a radio
  performer.
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