light dawns

Definition of light dawns

  1. —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

  1. :  something that makes vision possible

    :  the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors

    :  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

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

    :  medium in saturation and high in lightness

  1. :  to become light :  brighten

    :  to take fire

    :  to set fire to

  1. :  having little weight :  not heavy

    :  designed to carry a comparatively small load

    :  having relatively little weight in proportion to bulk

  1. :  lightly

    :  with little baggage

  1. :  dismount

    :  settle, alight

    :  to arrive by chance :  happen

dawnplay dawns
  1. :  to begin to grow light as the sun rises

    :  to begin to appear or develop

    :  to begin to be perceived or understood

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

    :  beginning

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clearly seen through or understood

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