Definitions for: Dawn

[n] the earliest period; "the dawn of civilization"; "the morning of the world"
[n] the first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"
[n] an opening time period; "it was the dawn of the Roman Empire"
[v] become light; "It started to dawn, and we had to get up"
[v] become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions; "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow"
[v] appear or develop; "The age of computers had dawned"

Webster (1913) Definition: Dawn, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dawned; p. pr. & vb. n.
Dawning.] [OE. dawnen, dawen, dagen, daien, AS. dagian to
become day, to dawn, fr. d[ae]g day; akin to D. dagen, G.
tagen, Icel. daga, Dan. dages, Sw. dagas. See Day.
1. To begin to grow light in the morning; to grow light; to
break, or begin to appear; as, the day dawns; the morning

In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn
toward the first day of the week, came Mary
Magdalene . . . to see the sepulcher. --Matt.
xxviii. 1.

2. To began to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.
``In dawning youth.'' --Dryden.

When life awakes, and dawns at every line. --Pope.

Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid. --Heber,

Dawn, n.
1. The break of day; the first appearance of light in the
morning; show of approaching sunrise.

And oft at dawn, deep noon, or falling eve.

No sun, no moon, no morn, no noon, No dawn, no dusk,
no proper time of day. --Hood.

2. First opening or expansion; first appearance; beginning;
rise. ``The dawn of time.'' --Thomson.

These tender circumstances diffuse a dawn of
serenity over the soul. --Pope.

Synonyms: aurora, break of day, break of the day, click, cockcrow, come home, dawning, daybreak, dayspring, fall into place, first light, get across, get through, morning, morning, penetrate, sink in, sunrise, sunup

Antonyms: sundown, sunset

See Also: begin, change, hour, period, period of time, start, start, time of day, time period, understand

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