• (uncountable) The time when the sun rises.

    "She rose before dawn to meet the train."

  • (countable) The rising of the sun.
  • (uncountable) The morning twilight period immediately before sunrise.
  • (uncountable) The beginning.

    "the dawn of civilization"


  • (intransitive) To begin to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.
  • (intransitive) To start to appear or be realized.

    "I don’t want to be there when the truth dawns on him."

  • (intransitive) To begin to brighten with daylight.

    "A new day dawns."

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