Dawn meaning

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The beginning of daylight in the morning; daybreak.
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To begin to be day; grow light.
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(person, proper) A feminine name.
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The beginning (of something)

The dawn of the Space Age.

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To begin to appear or develop; emerge.
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To begin to be understood or felt.

The meaning suddenly dawned on me.

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To begin to be perceived or understood.

Realization of the danger soon dawned on us.

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The time each morning at which daylight first begins.
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Dawn is defined as the first light of a new day or the beginning of something.

An example of dawn is around 6am in September in California.

An example of dawn is the beginning of the Computer Age.

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The definition of dawn is to begin to be understood, daylight or to appear.

An example of dawn is finally getting what someone is talking about.

An example of dawn is the sun appearing on the horizon.

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To begin to appear or develop; come forth.
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(intransitive) To begin to brighten with daylight.

A new day dawns.

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(intransitive) To start to appear or be realized.

I don’t want to be there when the truth dawns on him.

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(intransitive) To begin to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.
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(uncountable) The morning twilight period immediately before sunrise.
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(countable) The rising of the sun.
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(uncountable) The time when the sun rises.

She rose before dawn to meet the train.

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(uncountable) The beginning.

The dawn of civilization.

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A female given name sometimes given to a girl born at that time of day.
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A first appearance; a beginning.

The dawn of history.

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To begin to become light in the morning.
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Origin of dawn

  • From Middle English daunen to dawn probably a back-formation from dauning daybreak alteration of dauing from Old English dagung from dagian to dawn agh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from dawning. Ultimately related to Proto-Germanic *dagaz, ‘day’.

    From Wiktionary