Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the first light of day; dawn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Dawn.
  • noun The first beginnings of something.
  • verb Present participle of dawn.

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

  • noun the first light of day

Etymologies

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

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