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See also Dawn

English[]

Etymology[]

Back-formation from dawning. Ultimately related to Proto-Germanic *dagaz, ‘day’.

Pronunciation[]

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  • (AU) IPA: /doːn/
  • (UK), (US) IPA: /dɔːn/
  • (US) (in accents with the cot-caught merger) IPA: /dɑn/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːn

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Dawn

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Dawn (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (intransitive) To begin to brighten with daylight.
    Before a new day dawns.
  2. (intransitive) To start to appear or be realized.
    I don’t want to be there when the truth dawns.

Derived terms[]

  • dawn on

Translations[]

Noun[]

Singular
Dawn

Plural
s

Dawn (s)

  1. (uncountable) The morning twilight period immediately before sunrise.
  2. (countable) The rising of the sun.
  3. (uncountable) The time when the sun rises.
    She rose before dawn to meet the train.
  4. (uncountable) The beginning.
    The dawn of civilisation.

Synonyms[]

  • (rising of the sun): sunrise
  • (time when the sun rises): daybreak, sunrise, sunup
  • (beginning): beginning, onset, start

Antonyms[]

  • dusk

Derived terms[]

  • crack of dawn
  • dawn chorus
  • it is always darkest before the dawn

Related terms[]

Translations[]

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Anagrams[]

  • wand

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