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- (Australia) IPA(key): /doːn/
- (UK) IPA(key): /dɔːn/
- (US) IPA(key): /dɔn/
- (cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /dɑn/
- Rhymes: -ɔːn
- (intransitive) To begin to brighten with daylight.
- A new day dawns.
- Bible, Matthew xxviii. 1
- In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene […] to see the sepulchre.
- (intransitive) To start to appear or be realized.
- I don’t want to be there when the truth dawns on him.
- (intransitive) To begin to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.
to begin to brighten with daylight
to start to appear, to be realized
- (times of day) time of day; dawn, morning, noon/midday, afternoon, evening, dusk, night, midnight (Category: en:Times of day)
- (uncountable) The morning twilight period immediately before sunrise.
- (countable) The rising of the sun.
- (uncountable) The time when the sun rises.
- She rose before dawn to meet the train.
- (uncountable) The beginning.
2013 August 3, “Yesterday’s fuel”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
- The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania. The first barrels of crude fetched $18 (around $450 at today’s prices).
- the dawn of civilization
- (rising of the sun): break of dawn, dayspring, sunrise
- (time when the sun rises): break of dawn, break of day, crack of dawn, daybreak, dayspring, sunrise, sunup
- (beginning): beginning, onset, start
morning twilight period
rising of the sun
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