dawning

[daw-ning]

Origin:
Middle English; see dawn, -ing1

undawning, adjective
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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 (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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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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Example sentences
It seemed to mark the dawning of some new aqueous age.
They lived and ate together, studied and worked, hoped and harkened in the
  dawning light.
The day of the fat lady was long in dawning, but at last her freedom and her
  fashionableness have arrived.
They lived and ate together, studied and worked, hoped and harkened in the
  dawning light.
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