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Definitions of dawn:

  • noun:   the earliest period
    Example: "The dawn of civilization"
  • noun:   the first light of day
    Example: "We got up before dawn"
  • noun:   an opening time period
    Example: "It was the dawn of the Roman Empire"
  • verb:   appear or develop
    Example: "The age of computers had dawned"
  • verb:   become light
    Example: "It started to dawn, and we had to get up"
  • verb:   become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
    Example: "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"
  • name:  A female given name (common: 1 in 495 females; popularity rank in the U.S.: #105)
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #19735)


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See dawn used in context: 2 Shakespeare works, 2 Bible passages, 28 definitions


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