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dawn

dawn

 
 
pronunciation:
dawn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the first daylight that appears in the morning; daybreak.
He was up at dawn.
 
synonyms:
daybreak, light, sunrise
antonyms:
nightfall, sunset
similar words:
daylight, prime, twilight
definition 2: the very beginning of something.
The dawn of a new century is an exciting time.
synonyms:
birth
antonyms:
end
similar words:
appearance, arrival, commencement, morning, onset, outset, rise, start
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: dawned, dawning, dawns
definition 1: to start to become light in the morning.
The day dawned bright and clear.
similar words:
begin, commence, lighten
definition 2: to start to grow; begin to develop.
A new age dawned with the invention of the printing press.
similar words:
appear, arise, begin, come, commence, originate, rise, set in, start
definition 3: to start to be understood (usually followed by "on").
It finally dawned on me that my watch was wrong.
similar words:
hit, occur to, strike
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