from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Dawn.
  • n. The first beginnings of something.
  • v. Present participle of dawn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the first light of day; dawn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The first appearance of light in the morning; daybreak; dawn.
  • n. First advent or appearance; beginning.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the first light of day


An alteration of dawing, under the influence of Scandinavian cognates (compare Swedish, Danish dagning). (Wiktionary)


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