light dawns

idiom

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.

Learn More About light dawns

Dictionary Entries Near light dawns

light curve

light dawns

light-day

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for light dawns

Cite this Entry

“Light dawns.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/light%20dawns. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!