dawn

dawn
dawn1 [do:n US do:n] n [U and C]
[Date: 1200-1300; Origin: daw 'to dawn' (10-19 centuries), from Old English dagian; related to day]
1.) the time at the beginning of the day when light first appears
→↑dusk at dawn
The first boats set off at dawn.
When dawn broke (=the first light of the day appeared) , we were still 50 miles from Calcutta.
I was up at the crack of dawn (=very early in the morning) to get the plane.
We worked from dawn to dusk (=through the whole day while it is light) .
the cold light of dawn
2.) the dawn of civilization/time etc
the time when something began or first appeared
People have been falling in love since the dawn of time.
3.) a false dawn
something that seems positive or hopeful but really is not
There was talk of share prices recovering, but that was just a false dawn.
dawn 2
dawn2 v
1.) if day or morning dawns, it begins
The morning dawned fresh and clear after the storm.
2.) [i]literary if a period of time or situation dawns, it begins
The age of Darwin had dawned.
3.) formal if a feeling or idea dawns, you have it for the first time
It began to dawn that something was wrong.
dawn on [dawn on sb] phr v
if a fact dawns on you, you realize it for the first time
Then the ghastly truth dawned on me.
It dawned on me that Joanna had been right all along.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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