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See also: Dawn
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɔːn/
- (General American) IPA(key): /dɔn/
- (cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /dɑn/
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- (General Australian) IPA(key): /doːn/
- Homophones: don, Don (accents with the cot-caught merger)
- Rhymes: -ɔːn
- (intransitive) To begin to brighten with daylight.
- A new day dawns.
- (intransitive, figurative) To start to appear or be realized.
- I don’t want to be there when the truth dawns on him.
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter V, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
- Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, the consciousness dawning upon him that his eccentricity was not receiving the ovation it merited.
- (intransitive, figurative) 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
- (uncountable) The morning twilight period immediately before sunrise.
- (countable) The rising of the sun.
- (uncountable) The time when the sun rises.
- (uncountable) The earliest phase of something.
- 2013 August 3, “Yesterday’s fuel”, in 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).
- crack of dawn
- dawn choir
- dawn chorus
- dawn of a new day
- dawn of time
- dawn patrol
- dawn prayer
- dawn raid
- dawn redwood
- dawn to dusk
- dawn upon
- false dawn
- from dawn to dusk
- from dusk to dawn
- handbags at dawn
- it is always darkest before the dawn
- it is always darkest just before the dawn
- it is darkest before the dawn
- it is darkest just before the dawn
- new dawn
- northern dawn
- pistols at dawn
- the darkest hour is always just before the dawn
- the darkest hour is just before the dawn
morning twilight period
rising of the sun
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Translations to be checked
- (times of day) time of day; dawn, morning, noon/midday, afternoon, dusk, evening, night, midnight (Category: en:Times of day)
- “dawn”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- “dawn”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- Alternative form of
dawn f (plural doniau)
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.|