Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The dawn; the beginning of the day, or first appearance of light.

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

  • noun The beginning of the day, or first appearance of light; the dawn; hence, the beginning.

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

  • noun archaic The beginning of the day, or first appearance of light; the dawn; daybreak.

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

  • noun the first light of day

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Examples

  • Whereby the dayspring, &c. The word dayspring {7} means the morning light, the aurora, the rising of the sun.

    Barnes New Testament Notes

  • It is called the dayspring from on high because the light of the gospel shines forth from heaven.

    Barnes New Testament Notes

  • The picturesque old English word 'dayspring' means neither more nor less than _sunrising_.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Luke

  • Equality that ever linketh friend to friend, city to city, and allies to each other; for Equality is man's natural law; but the less is always in opposition to the greater, ushering in the dayspring of dislike.

    The Phoenissae

  • Equality that ever linketh friend to friend, city to city, and allies to each other; for Equality is man's natural law; but the less is always in opposition to the greater, ushering in the dayspring of dislike.

    The Phoenissae

  • And often did she loosen the bolts of her door, to watch for the faint gleam: and welcome to her did the dayspring shed its light, and folk began to stir throughout the city.

    The Argonautica

  • Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • One told me he was two years in chaotic darkness, without an inch of firm ground to stand upon, watching for the dayspring from on high, and after this long probation it shone upon his path, and he has walked by its light for years.

    Uncollected Prose

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