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Meaning of DAWN

Pronunciation:  don

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

DAWN is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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,
  2. \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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing the dawn in your dream means rejuvenation, enlightenment, and vitality. You may be emerging out of a new stage in life, possess a new understanding, or have a new start in life
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: A, advent, alpha, antemeridian, appear, appearance, arise, arrival, arrive, aurora, auroral, awakening, begin, beginning, birth, blast-off, break, break of day, brighten, brightening, broad day, chanticleer, cockcrow, cocklight, come to mind, commence, commencement, crack of dawn, creation, cutting edge, dawning, day, day glow, daybreak, daylight, day-peep, dayshine, dayspring, daytide, daytime, develop, dusk, edge, emerge, emergence, establishment, first brightening, first light, flying start, foundation, fresh start, full sun, genesis, gleam, green flash, grow bright, grow light, inauguration, inception, institution, jump-off, kick-off, leading edge, light, light of day, lighten, matin, matinal, matutinal, midday sun, morn, morning, new departure, noonlight, noontide light, occur to, oncoming, onset, opening, origin, originate, origination, outbreak, outset, outstart, peep of day, prime, ray of sunshine, rise, running start, send-off, setting in motion, setting-up, shine, square one, start, starting point, start-off, sun spark, sunbeam, sunbreak, sunburst, sunlight, sunrise, sunshine, sunup, take-off, twilight, unfold, vestibule of Day