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dawn

 
 
pronunciation:
dawn
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the first daylight in the morning, or the time at which it occurs.
 
synonyms:
cockcrow, daybreak, light, morn, morning, sunrise, sunup
antonyms:
nightfall, sunset
similar words:
daylight, prime, twilight
definition 2: the first appearance or beginning of something long-lasting.
The dawn of the new century.
synonyms:
advent, birth
antonyms:
end, twilight
similar words:
appearance, arrival, aurora, beginning, commencement, emergence, genesis, germ, inception, morning, onset, outset, rise, start
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: dawns, dawning, dawned
definition 1: to start to become light in the morning.
The day dawned bright and clear.
similar words:
begin, brighten, 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 come into one's mind as something newly realized or understood.
Has it ever dawned on you that you could be wrong?It never dawned on me that we could solve the problem in that way.We'd been arguing for some time when it finally dawned that we were saying essentially the same thing.
similar words:
come to, hit, occur to, strike
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