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dawn

 (dôn)
n.
1. The time each morning at which daylight first begins.
2. A first appearance; a beginning: the dawn of history. See Synonyms at beginning.
intr.v. dawned, dawn·ing, dawns
1. To begin to become light in the morning.
2. To begin to appear or develop; emerge.
3. To begin to be perceived or understood: Realization of the danger soon dawned on us.

[From Middle English daunen, to dawn, probably a back-formation from dauning, daybreak, alteration of dauing, from Old English dagung, from dagian, to dawn; see agh- in Indo-European roots.]

dawn

(dɔːn)
n
1. daybreak; sunrise.
2. the sky when light first appears in the morning
3. the beginning of something
vb (intr)
4. to begin to grow light after the night
5. to begin to develop, appear, or expand
6. (usually foll by: on or upon) to begin to become apparent (to)
[Old English dagian to dawn; see day]
ˈdawnˌlike adj

dawn

(dɔn)

n.
1. the first appearance of daylight in the morning; daybreak; sunrise.
2. the beginning or rise of anything; advent: the dawn of civilization.
v.i.
3. to begin to grow light in the morning: The day dawned cloudless.
4. to begin to open or develop.
5. to begin to be perceived (usu. fol. by on): The idea suddenly dawned on her.
[before 1150; Old English dagian, derivative of dæg day]

dawn


Past participle: dawned
Gerund: dawning

Imperative
dawn
dawn
Present
I dawn
you dawn
he/she/it dawns
we dawn
you dawn
they dawn
Preterite
I dawned
you dawned
he/she/it dawned
we dawned
you dawned
they dawned
Present Continuous
I am dawning
you are dawning
he/she/it is dawning
we are dawning
you are dawning
they are dawning
Present Perfect
I have dawned
you have dawned
he/she/it has dawned
we have dawned
you have dawned
they have dawned
Past Continuous
I was dawning
you were dawning
he/she/it was dawning
we were dawning
you were dawning
they were dawning
Past Perfect
I had dawned
you had dawned
he/she/it had dawned
we had dawned
you had dawned
they had dawned
Future
I will dawn
you will dawn
he/she/it will dawn
we will dawn
you will dawn
they will dawn
Future Perfect
I will have dawned
you will have dawned
he/she/it will have dawned
we will have dawned
you will have dawned
they will have dawned
Future Continuous
I will be dawning
you will be dawning
he/she/it will be dawning
we will be dawning
you will be dawning
they will be dawning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dawning
you have been dawning
he/she/it has been dawning
we have been dawning
you have been dawning
they have been dawning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dawning
you will have been dawning
he/she/it will have been dawning
we will have been dawning
you will have been dawning
they will have been dawning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dawning
you had been dawning
he/she/it had been dawning
we had been dawning
you had been dawning
they had been dawning
Conditional
I would dawn
you would dawn
he/she/it would dawn
we would dawn
you would dawn
they would dawn
Past Conditional
I would have dawned
you would have dawned
he/she/it would have dawned
we would have dawned
you would have dawned
they would have dawned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dawn - the first light of daydawn - the first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"
2.dawn - the earliest period; "the dawn of civilization"; "the morning of the world"
start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
3.dawn - an opening time period; "it was the dawn of the Roman Empire"
figure of speech, trope, image, figure - language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
Verb1.dawn - become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotionsdawn - become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions; "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow"
2.dawn - appear or develop; "The age of computers had dawned"
begin, start - have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"
3.dawn - become light; "It started to dawn, and we had to get up"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"

dawn

noun
1. daybreak, morning, sunrise, dawning, daylight, aurora (poetic), crack of dawn, sunup, cockcrow, dayspring (poetic) She woke at dawn.
2. (Literary) beginning, start, birth, rise, origin, dawning, unfolding, emergence, outset, onset, advent, genesis, inception the dawn of the radio age
verb
1. begin, start, open, rise, develop, emerge, unfold, originate A new era seemed about to dawn.
2. grow light, break, brighten, lighten The next day dawned.
dawn on or upon someone hit, strike, occur to, register (informal), become apparent, come to mind, cross your mind, come into your head, flash across your mind Then the chilling truth dawned on me.
Related words
adjective auroral
fear eosophobia
Quotations
"rosy-fingered dawn" [Homer Iliad]
"For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation?" [Thornton Wilder The Bridge of San Luis Rey]

dawn

noun
1. The first appearance of daylight in the morning:
2. The initial stage of a developmental process:
verb
To begin to appear or develop:
phrasal verb
dawn on or upon
To come as a realization:
Translations
فَجْريَبْزُغ الفَجْربُزوغُ الفَجْر
úsvitsvítánísvítatrozbřesknout sevýchod
daggrygrybegyndelsebryde frem
aamunkoittoauringonnousupaljastuasarastaavaljeta
प्रभातभौर
zoraosvitpraskozorjesvanućesvanuti
virradvirradatderenghajnalhajnalodik
daga; renna uppdögunupphaf
夜明け
새벽
aurora
aušimasauštiišaušti
ausmaaustpirmsākumi
albaauroră
svitať
zora
gryningsoluppgångdagasgry
รุ่งอรุณ
şafaktanağarmakbaşlangıçdoğmak
bình minh

dawn

[dɔːn]
A. N
1. (= daybreak) → amanecer m
at dawnal amanecer
to get up with the dawnlevantarse al amanecer
from dawn to duskde sol a sol
2. (liter) (= beginning) → albores mpl
the dawn of the radio agelos albores de la era de la radio
B. VI [day] → amanecer
a new epoch has dawnedha nacido una época nueva
C. CPD dawn chorus N (Brit) → canto m de los pájaros al amanecer
dawn raid N (Police) redada efectuada en la madrugada (Fin) compra inesperada de acciones de una empresa como paso previo a una OPA
dawn on dawn upon VI + PREP it suddenly dawned on him thatse dio cuenta or cayó en la cuenta de repente de que ...

dawn

[ˈdɔːn]
n
[day] → aube f, aurore f
at dawn → à l'aube
from dawn to dusk → du matin au soir
(= beginning) → aube f
vi
[day] → se lever
(fig) [era, age] → naître
dawn on
vt fus
it dawned on him that ... → il s'est soudain rendu compte que ...
it dawned on me that ... → je me suis soudain rendu compte que ...dawn chorus n (British)chant m des oiseaux à l'aubedawn raid n
(by police)descente f de police à l'aube
(by soldiers)attaque f à l'aube
(STOCK EXCHANGE) (on stock market)tentative f d'OPA surprise, raid m

dawn

n (lit, fig)(Morgen)dämmerung f, → Morgenröte f (liter); (no art: time of day) → Tagesanbruch m, → Morgengrauen nt; at dawnbei Tagesanbruch, im Morgengrauen; it’s almost dawnes ist fast Morgen, es dämmert schon bald; from dawn to duskvon morgens bis abends
vi
day was already dawninges dämmerte schon; the day dawned rainyder Tag fing mit Regen an; the day will dawn when … (fig)der Tag wird kommen, wo …
(fig, new age etc) → dämmern, anbrechen; (hope)erwachen
(inf) to dawn (up)on somebodyjdm dämmern, jdm zum Bewusstsein kommen; it dawned on him that …es wurde ihm langsam klar, dass …, es dämmerte ihm, dass …

dawn

:
dawn chorus
nMorgenkonzert ntder Vögel
dawn patrol
n (Aviat) → Morgenpatrouille f
dawn raid
n
(by police) → Razzia f (in den frühen Morgenstunden); (Mil) → Überraschungsangriff m
(Fin) plötzlicher Aufkauf von Aktien

dawn

[dɔːn]
1. n
a.alba
at dawn → all'alba
from dawn to dusk → dall'alba al tramonto
b. (fig) (also dawning) (of civilization) → albori mpl
the dawn of a new age → l'inizio di una nuova era
2. vi (day) → spuntare
dawn on dawn upon vi + prep the truth gradually dawned on uspoco a poco cominciammo a vederci chiaro
the idea dawned upon me that ... → mi è balenata nella mente l'idea che...
it suddenly dawned on him that ... → improvvisamente gli è venuto in mente che...

dawn

(doːn) verb
(especially of daylight) to begin to appear. A new day has dawned. See also dawn on below.
noun
1. the very beginning of a day; very early morning. We must get up at dawn.
2. the very beginning of something. the dawn of civilization.
ˈdawning noun
the act of beginning. the dawning of a new day / a new age.
dawn on
to become suddenly clear to (a person). It suddenly dawned on me what he had meant.

dawn

فَجْر úsvit daggry Dämmerung αυγή amanecer aamunkoitto aube zora alba 夜明け 새벽 dageraad daggry świt amanhecer рассвет gryning รุ่งอรุณ şafak bình minh 黎明

dawn

n. amanecer, aurora.
References in classic literature ?
Jo was the first to wake in the gray dawn of Christmas morning.
When he awoke at dawn the barnyard back of the house also awoke.
whistled Ned, as he and Tom arose in the gray dawn of the morning when Jacinto announced the breakfast which the Indian cook had prepared.
Lena Lingard came across the stubble barefoot, in a short skirt, with a curved reaping-hook in her hand, and she was flushed like the dawn, with a kind of luminous rosiness all about her.
A certain light was beginning to dawn dimly within her,--the light which, showing the way, forbids it.
After the first surprise of the intelligence had a little abated, a rumor was spread through the entrenched camp, which stretched along the margin of the Hudson, forming a chain of outworks to the body of the fort itself, that a chosen detachment of fifteen hundred men was to depart, with the dawn, for William Henry, the post at the northern extremity of the portage.
Never before had she had such a sense of the intolerable length of time that creeps between dawn and sunset, and of the miserable irksomeness of having aught to do, and of the better wisdom that it would be to lie down at once, in sullen resignation, and let life, and its toils and vexations, trample over one's prostrate body as they may
But it was a comfort that there could be no uneasiness in a connection with anything so beatific as the radiant image of my little girl, the vision of whose angelic beauty had probably more than anything else to do with the restlessness that, before morning, made me several times rise and wander about my room to take in the whole picture and prospect; to watch, from my open window, the faint summer dawn, to look at such portions of the rest of the house as I could catch, and to listen, while, in the fading dusk, the first birds began to twitter, for the possible recurrence of a sound or two, less natural and not without, but within, that I had fancied I heard.
It was nearly six o'clock, but only grey imperfect misty dawn, when we drew nigh the wharf.
The grey dawn came on, and the slumbering crew arose from the boat's bottom, and ere noon the dead whale was brought to the ship.
The place had an odor for which there are no polite words; and it was sprinkled over with children, who raked in it from dawn till dark.
The women heard it, and, looking anxiously out, saw, far in the rear, on the brow of a distant hill, a party of men looming up against the red-streaked sky of early dawn.