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DAWN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dawn mean? 

DAWN (noun)
  The noun DAWN has 3 senses:

1. the first light of day
2. the earliest period
3. an opening time period

  Familiarity information: DAWN used as a noun is uncommon.


DAWN (verb)
  The verb DAWN has 3 senses:

1. become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
2. appear or develop
3. become light

  Familiarity information: DAWN used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DAWN (noun)


Sense 1dawn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The first light of day

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

sunup; sunrise; first light; dayspring; daybreak; dawning; dawn; cockcrow; break of the day; break of day; aurora; morning

Context examples:

we got up before dawn / they talked until morning

Hypernyms ("dawn" is a kind of...):

hour; time of day (clock time)


Sense 2dawn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The earliest period

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

dawn; morning

Context examples:

the dawn of civilization / the morning of the world

Hypernyms ("dawn" is a kind of...):

start (the beginning of anything)


Sense 3dawn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An opening time period

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Context example:

it was the dawn of the Roman Empire

Hypernyms ("dawn" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)


DAWN (verb)


Sense 1dawn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

sink in; come home; dawn; fall into place; get across; penetrate; get through; click

Context examples:

It dawned on him that she had betrayed him / she was penetrated with sorrow

Cause:

understand (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2dawn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Appear or develop

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

The age of computers had dawned

Hypernyms (to "dawn" is one way to...):

begin; start (have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3dawn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become light

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

It started to dawn, and we had to get up

Hypernyms (to "dawn" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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