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dawn

 
 
pronunciation:
dawn
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
phrases:
dawn on someone
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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 occur to someone.
We'd been arguing for some time when it finally dawned that we were saying essentially the same thing.[it + verb + that + clause ]
similar words:
come to, hit, occur to, strike
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