daybreak


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day·break

 (dā′brāk′)
n.
The beginning of day; dawn.

daybreak

(ˈdeɪˌbreɪk)
n
the time in the morning when light first appears; dawn; sunrise

day•break

(ˈdeɪˌbreɪk)

n.
the first appearance of daylight in the morning; dawn.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daybreak - the first light of daydaybreak - 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"

daybreak

noun dawn, morning, sunrise, first light, crack of dawn, break of day, sunup, cockcrow, dayspring (poetic) He got up every morning before daybreak.

daybreak

noun
The first appearance of daylight in the morning:
Translations
فَجْر، سَحَر، انْبِلاج الفَجْر
rozedněnísvítání
daggry
hajnalhasadás
dagrenning
şafak vaktitan

daybreak

[ˈdeɪbreɪk] Namanecer m
at daybreakal amanecer

daybreak

[ˈdeɪbreɪk] npoint m du jour
at daybreak → au point du jourday care n (for children)garderies fpldaycare centre n (for children)garderie f; (for old or disabled people)centre m d'accueil de jour
a day-care centre for elderly people → un centre d'accueil de jour pour les personnes âgéesdaycare worker n (US)animateur/trice m/fday centre n (British)centre m d'accueil

daybreak

[ˈdeɪbreɪk] n at daybreakallo spuntar del giorno, all'alba

day

(dei) noun
1. the period from sunrise to sunset. She worked all day; The days are warm but the nights are cold.
2. a part of this period eg that part spent at work. How long is your working day?; The school day ends at 3 o'clock; I see him every day.
3. the period of twenty-four hours from one midnight to the next. How many days are in the month of September?
4. (often in plural) the period of, or of the greatest activity, influence, strength etc of (something or someone). in my grandfather's day; in the days of steam-power.
ˈdaybreak noun
dawn; the first appearance of light. We left at daybreak.
ˈday-dream noun
a dreaming or imagining of pleasant events; the making of unreal plans etc while awake.
verb
She often day-dreams.
ˈdaylight noun
1. (also adjective) (of) the light given by the sun. daylight hours.
2. dawn. To get there on time we must leave before daylight.
day school
a school whose pupils attend only during the day and live at home.
ˈdaytime noun
the time when it is day.
call it a day
to bring (something) to an end; to stop (eg working). I'm so tired that I'll have to call it a day.
day by day
every day. He's getting better day by day.
day in, day outinmake someone's day
to make someone very happy. That baby's smile made my day.
one day
1. at some time in the future. He hopes to go to America one day.
2. on a day in the past. I saw him one day last week.
some day
at some time in the future. She hopes to get married some day.
the other day
not long ago. I saw Mr Smith the other day.

daybreak

n. amanecer, alba.
References in classic literature ?
He cut out the work again overnight and found it done in the morning, as before; and so it went on for some time: what was got ready in the evening was always done by daybreak, and the good man soon became thriving and well off again.
As the country swarmed with hostile Indians, I traveled by night and concealed myself as best I could before daybreak.
They must set out the next morning at daybreak, and go to Armentieres-- each by a different route.
She arose at daybreak, in order to attend mass, and she worked without interruption until night; then, when dinner was over, the dishes cleared away and the door securely locked, she would bury the log under the ashes and fall asleep in front of the hearth with a rosary in her hand.
We shall fight at daybreak, that's a settled thing.
If we start at midnight," replied the Nome King, "we shall arrive at the Emerald City by daybreak.
Then" said Ozma, "we will arrange to start for the Kingdom of the Nomes at daybreak tomorrow.
It seems that the white sparrow comes out only just at daybreak with the first light of dawn, and that it brings all kinds of good luck to the farmer that is fortunate enough to catch it.
At daybreak they were in one spot, at dinner-time in another; sometimes they fled without knowing from whom, at other times they lay in wait, not knowing for what.
Before daybreak he would awake, leave the inn after rigorously paying his bill, and reaching the forest, he would, under presence of making studies in painting, test the hospitality of some peasants, procure himself the dress of a woodcutter and a hatchet, casting off the lion's skin to assume that of the woodman; then, with his hands covered with dirt, his hair darkened by means of a leaden comb, his complexion embrowned with a preparation for which one of his old comrades had given him the recipe, he intended, by following the wooded districts, to reach the nearest frontier, walking by night and sleeping in the day in the forests and quarries, and only entering inhabited regions to buy a loaf from time to time.
Before daybreak, however, a well-known voice reached his ears from the opposite shore.
Two were playing dominoes at one of the little tables; three or four were seated round the stove, conversing as they smoked; the billiard-table in the centre was left alone for the time; the landlady of the Daybreak sat behind her little counter among her cloudy bottles of syrups, baskets of cakes, and leaden drainage for glasses, working at her needle.