light dawns

Definition of light dawns

used to say that a person suddenly understands something he or she had not understood before
  • When she saw the guilty look on her husband's face, a light dawned, and she knew he had been lying to her.

Word by Word Definitions

light play
  1. : something that makes vision possible

  2. : the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors

  3. : electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength that travels in a vacuum with a speed of 299,792,458 meters (about 186,000 miles) per second

  1. : having light : bright

  2. : not dark, intense, or swarthy in color or coloring : pale

  3. : medium in saturation and high in lightness

  1. : to become light : brighten

  2. : to take fire

  3. : to ignite something (such as a cigarette)

  1. : having little weight : not heavy

  2. : designed to carry a comparatively small load

  3. : having relatively little weight in proportion to bulk

  1. : lightly

  2. : with little baggage

  1. : dismount

  2. : settle, alight

  3. : to fall unexpectedly

dawn play dawns
  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

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

  2. : beginning


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