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See also: Dawn
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɔːn/
- (General American) IPA(key): /dɔn/
Audio (GA) (file)
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /doːn/
- (cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /dɑn/
- Homophones: don, Don (accents with the cot-caught merger)
- Rhymes: -ɔːn
- (intransitive) To begin to brighten with daylight.
- A new day dawns.
- (intransitive) 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 5, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698:
- 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) To begin to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.
- 1697, “(please specify the book number)”, in Virgil; John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. […], London: […] Jacob Tonson, […], OCLC 403869432:
- in dawning youth
- 1695, C[harles] A[lphonse] du Fresnoy, John Dryden, transl., De Arte Graphica. The Art of Painting, […], London: […] J[ohn] Heptinstall for W. Rogers, […], OCLC 261121781:
- when life awakes, and dawns at every line
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).
- the dawn of civilization
morning twilight period
rising of the sun
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- (times of day) time of day; dawn, morning, noon/midday, afternoon, dusk, evening, night, midnight (Category: en:Times of day)
- dawn at OneLook Dictionary Search
- dawn in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- plural of
- Alternative form of
dawn f (plural doniau)
Inflected form of dod (“to come”).
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