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1dawn

verb \ˈdn, ˈdän\

: to begin to become light as the sun rises

: to start or begin

: to begin to be understood

Full Definition of DAWN

intransitive verb
1
:  to begin to grow light as the sun rises
2
:  to begin to appear or develop
3
:  to begin to be perceived or understood <the truth finally dawned on us>

Examples of DAWN

  1. They waited for the day to dawn.
  2. A new age is dawning.

Origin of DAWN

Middle English, probably back-formation from dawning daybreak, alteration of dawing, from Old English dagung, from dagian
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with DAWN

2dawn

noun

: the time of day when sunlight first begins to appear

: the beginning of something

Full Definition of DAWN

1
:  the first appearance of light in the morning followed by sunrise
2
:  beginning <the dawn of the space age>

Examples of DAWN

  1. as dawn breaks over the city
  2. Winter brings late dawns and early sunsets.

First Known Use of DAWN

15th century
DAWN Defined for Kids

1dawn

verb \ˈdn\
dawneddawn·ing

Definition of DAWN for Kids

1
:  to begin to grow light as the sun rises <Morning dawned bright and clear.>
2
:  to start becoming plain or clear <It dawned on us that we were lost.>

2dawn

noun

Definition of DAWN for Kids

1
:  the time when the sun comes up in the morning
2
:  a first appearance :  beginning <Early rockets marked the dawn of the space age.>

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