Dawn

Definition of Dawn

Pronunciation: dạn
v. i.1.To begin to grow light in the morning; to grow light; to break, or begin to appear; as, the day dawns; the morning dawns.
[imp. & p. p. Dawned (dạnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Dawning.]
In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene . . . to see the sepulcher.
- Matt. xxviii. 1.
2.To began to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.
When life awakes, and dawns at every line.
- Pope.
Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid.
- Heber,
n.1.The break of day; the first appearance of light in the morning; show of approaching sunrise.
And oft at dawn, deep noon, or falling eve.
- Thomson.
No sun, no moon, no morn, no noon,
No dawn, no dusk, no proper time of day.
- Hood.
2.First opening or expansion; first appearance; beginning; rise.
These tender circumstances diffuse a dawn of serenity over the soul.
- Pope.

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