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dawning


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  dawning 
  n  :  the  first  light  of  day  "we  got  up  before  dawn";  "they 
  talked  until  morning"  [syn:  {dawn},  {morning},  {aurora}, 
  {first  light},  {daybreak},  {break  of  day},  {break  of  the 
  day},  {dayspring},  {sunrise},  {sunup},  {cockcrow}]  [ant: 
  {sunset}] 




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