American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The time each morning at which daylight first begins.
- n. A first appearance; a beginning: the dawn of history. See Synonyms at beginning.
- v. To begin to become light in the morning.
- v. To begin to appear or develop; emerge.
- v. To begin to be perceived or understood: Realization of the danger soon dawned on us.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To become day; begin to grow light in the morning; grow light: as, the morning dawns.
- To begin to open or expand; begin to show intellectual light or power: as, his genius dawned.
- To begin to become visible in consequence of an increase of light or enlightenment, literally or figuratively; begin to open or appear: as, the truth dawns upon him.
- n. The first appearance of daylight in the morning.
- n. First opening or expansion; beginning; rise; first appearance: as, the dawn of intellect; the dawn of a new era.
- v. intransitive To begin to brighten with daylight.
- v. intransitive To start to appear or be realized.
- n. uncountable The morning twilight period immediately before sunrise.
- n. countable The rising of the sun.
- n. uncountable The time when the sun rises.
- n. uncountable The beginning.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To begin to grow light in the morning; to grow light; to break, or begin to appear
- v. To began to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.
- n. The break of day; the first appearance of light in the morning; show of approaching sunrise.
- n. First opening or expansion; first appearance; beginning; rise.
- n. the first light of day
- v. appear or develop
- n. the earliest period
- n. an opening time period
- v. become light
- v. become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
- Back-formation from dawning. Ultimately related to Proto-Germanic *dagaz, ‘day’. (Wiktionary)
- From Middle English daunen, to dawn, probably a back-formation from dauning, daybreak, alteration of dauing, from Old English dagung, from dagian, to dawn; see agh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“XD my younger sister and i are gonna pick her up straight after school. this time we're gonna brave all obstacles, no matter what, to get to the airport hehe. thank goodness chem mock is during sch hours. speaking of which i havent studied anything.sigh. good luck to me. and i think a math was hard. at least i managed to do erm a few questions? couldnt prove the identity haha and all us sec fours are gonna get it from charissa on thurs. - _ - i'd better get prepared. (bring earmuffs) i think i told the whole world that i groped dawn (not physically!) * gropes dawn* = D oh yeah dawn!”
“The only thing that seems to be a similar variant is the word dawn.”
“Half a foot of overnight snowfall that stops with the dawn is about perfect, guaranteeing that any tracks you cross will be fresh and the snow underfoot will be silent.”
“We have been passing through a hard season, but the dawn is here.”
“Print Fall from grace for Maldives' democratic crusader Mohamed Nasheed was elected in 2008 on a platform of democracy and change Just over three years ago, supporters of then President Mohamed Nasheed lined up along the seawall in the capital, Male, waving flags to usher in what they called the "dawn of democracy".”
“In the shivery gray of mountain dawn, Stubener was routed from his blankets by old Pat.”
“Soon dawn is opening the curtains of night and he drives off leaving me lost in the smoky night music still at play in the room.”
“A Provençal vineyard in the pre-dawn is a quiet, still place.”
“The fish and shellfish come into the mercado at dawn from the sea and lake.”
“(Soundbite of song, "You Can Dance") Mr. BRYAN FERRY (Musician): (Singing) In a discotheque at dawn is when it came to me.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘dawn’.
List of Girls names.
Given names that were acceptable for play the last time I checked the OWL.
we are all just passing through.
(boundaries, portals and liminal spaces/times)
Key words of the Odyssey by Homer in English including all those famous repeating epitethons like
A cycle we should know by name
a beginner's list should be about novices and all those that start on new journeys
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Words that cheer you up, give you happy thoughts and feelings, or just put you in a positive state of mind.
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