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dawn

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verb \ˈdȯn, ˈdän\

Simple Definition of dawn

  • : to begin to become light as the sun rises

  • : to start or begin

  • : to begin to be understood

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dawn

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to begin to grow light as the sun rises

  3. 2 :  to begin to appear or develop

  4. 3 :  to begin to be perceived or understood <the truth finally dawned on us>

Examples of dawn in a sentence

  1. They waited for the day to dawn.

  2. A new age is dawning.



Origin and Etymology of dawn

Middle English, probably back-formation from dawning daybreak, alteration of dawing, from Old English dagung, from dagian


First Known Use: 15th century


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dawn

noun

Simple Definition of dawn

  • : the time of day when sunlight first begins to appear

  • : the beginning of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dawn

  1. 1 :  the first appearance of light in the morning followed by sunrise

  2. 2 :  beginning <the dawn of the space age>

Examples of dawn in a sentence

  1. as dawn breaks over the city

  2. Winter brings late dawns and early sunsets.



15th Century

First Known Use of dawn

15th century

Rhymes with dawn



DAWN Defined for Kids

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dawn

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verb \ˈdȯn\

Definition of dawn for Students

dawned

dawning

  1. 1 :  to begin to grow light as the sun rises <Morning dawned bright and clear.>

  2. 2 :  to start becoming plain or clear <It dawned on us that we were lost.>




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dawn

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noun

Definition of dawn for Students

  1. 1 :  the time when the sun comes up in the morning

  2. 2 :  a first appearance :  beginning <Early rockets marked the dawn of the space age.>





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