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 dawn dawn

noun

  • () the first light of day  ( aurora, break of the day, cockcrow, dayspring, first light, morning, sunrise, sunup, break of day, dawning, daybreak, dawn )
    the first light of day
     we got up before dawn
    we got up before dawn
     they talked until morning
    they talked until morning
  • () the earliest period  ( morning, dawn )
    the earliest period
     the dawn of civilization
    the dawn of civilization
     the morning of the world
    the morning of the world
  • an opening time period  ( dawn )
    an opening time period
     it was the dawn of the Roman Empire
    it was the dawn of the Roman Empire
  • verb

  • () become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions  ( click, fall into place, get through, come home, dawn, get across, penetrate, sink in )
    become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
     It dawned on him that she had betrayed him
    It dawned on him that she had betrayed him
     she was penetrated with sorrow
    she was penetrated with sorrow
  • become light  ( dawn )
    become light
     It started to dawn, and we had to get up
    It started to dawn, and we had to get up
  • appear or develop  ( dawn )
    appear or develop
     The age of computers had dawned
    The age of computers had dawned