The beginning of day; dawn.
(countable and uncountable, plural daybreaks)
- Originally designed as a perch for fowls which sang to the deities at daybreak, this toni subsequently came to be erroneously regarded as a gateway characteristic of the ShintO shrine.
- After his defeat at the battle of the Boyne, James returned to Dublin, but left it again before daybreak the next day; and William III.
- At daybreak we consulted together on our work for the day, and at night we supped at the same little table, chatting the while on art, on sentiment, on the future.
- Corps and 3rd Landwehr division) were most dangerously extended, and a surprise at daybreak might have had far-reaching results.
- During the night, however, Wallenstein re-collected his host for a decisive action, and at daybreak on the 6th of November, while an autumn mist still lay over the field, the battle began.