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dawn


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dawn  \Dawn\,  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.  ``The  dawn  of  time.''  --Thomson. 
 
  These  tender  circumstances  diffuse  a  dawn  of 
  serenity  over  the  soul.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dawn  \Dawn\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dawned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dawning}.]  [OE.  dawnen,  dawen,  dagen,  daien,  AS  dagian  to 
  become  day  to  dawn,  fr  d[ae]g  day  akin  to  D.  dagen,  G. 
  tagen,  Icel.  daga,  Dan.  dages,  Sw  dagas.  See  {Day}. 
  [root]71.] 
  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. 
 
  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. 
  ``In  dawning  youth.''  --Dryden. 
 
  When  life  awakes,  and  dawns  at  every  line  --Pope. 
 
  Dawn  on  our  darkness  and  lend  us  thine  aid.  --Heber, 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dawn 
  n  1:  the  first  light  of  day  "we  got  up  before  dawn";  "they 
  talked  until  morning"  [syn:  {dawning},  {morning},  {aurora}, 
  {first  light},  {daybreak},  {break  of  day},  {break  of 
  the  day},  {dayspring},  {sunrise},  {sunup},  {cockcrow}] 
  [ant:  {sunset}] 
  2:  the  earliest  period:  "the  dawn  of  civilization";  "the 
  morning  of  the  world"  [syn:  {morning}] 
  3:  an  opening  time  period;  "it  was  the  dawn  of  the  Roman 
  Empire" 
  v  1:  become  clear  suddenly;  "It  dawned  on  him  that  she  had 
  betrayed  him"  [syn:  {click},  {get  through},  {come  home}, 
  {get  across},  {sink  in},  {penetrate},  {fall  into  place}] 
  2:  appear  or  develop;  "The  age  of  computers  had  dawned" 
  3:  become  light;  "It  started  to  dawn,  and  we  had  to  get  up" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Dawn,  MO 
  Zip  code(s):  64638 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DAWN 
  Defense  Attache  Worldwide  Network  (network,  mil.) 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DAWN,  n.  The  time  when  men  of  reason  go  to  bed.  Certain  old  men 
  prefer  to  rise  at  about  that  time,  taking  a  cold  bath  and  a  long  walk 
  with  an  empty  stomach,  and  otherwise  mortifying  the  flesh.  They  then 
  point  with  pride  to  these  practices  as  the  cause  of  their  sturdy 
  health  and  ripe  years;  the  truth  being  that  they  are  hearty  and  old 
  not  because  of  their  habits,  but  in  spite  of  them  The  reason  we  find 
  only  robust  persons  doing  this  thing  is  that  it  has  killed  all  the 
  others  who  have  tried  it 
 
 




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