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 ?
I DO NOT REMEMBER our arrival at my grandfather's farm sometime before daybreak, after a drive of nearly twenty miles with heavy work-horses.
They stood in the noon of that strange and solemn splendour, as if it were the light that is to reveal all secrets, and the daybreak that shall unite all who belong to one another.
Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been careful in collecting and collating the floating facts concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak.
It was just between daybreak and sunrise of the morning of the second day, when they were washing down the decks, that a stupid Teneriffe man, drawing water in the main-chains, all at once shouted out, "There she rolls
The acute policy dictating these movements was sufficiently vindicated at daybreak, by the sight of a long sleek on the sea directly and lengthwise ahead, smooth as oil, and resembling in the pleated watery wrinkles bordering it, the polished metallic-like marks of some swift tide-rip, at the mouth of a deep, rapid stream.
It was one autumn morning, and as usual, an hour before daybreak our cavalry had turned out, ready caparisoned for the day's work, whether it might be fighting or waiting.
Over them, relentless and savage, there cracked the lash of want; the morning after the wedding it sought them as they slept, and drove them out before daybreak to work.
Fourtou's challenge, and authorizes me to propose Plessis-Piquet as the place of meeting; tomorrow morning at daybreak as the time; and axes as the weapons.
Why, a man I met at daybreak this morning, just as I was going to turn into the woods for my regular sleep.
He was now awaiting for the twins, and still puzzling over the problem of who that girl might be, and how she happened to be in that young fellow's room at daybreak in the morning.
Many a night he vaguely and unhappily wandered there, when wine had brought no transitory gladness to him; many a dreary daybreak revealed his solitary figure lingering there, and still lingering there when the first beams of the sun brought into strong relief, removed beauties of architecture in spires of churches and lofty buildings, as perhaps the quiet time brought some sense of better things, else forgotten and unattainable, into his mind.
Macey, winking mysteriously, "and then make believe, if you like, as you didn't see lights i' the stables, nor hear the stamping o' the hosses, nor the cracking o' the whips, and howling, too, if it's tow'rt daybreak.