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Synonyms for dawn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dawn, dawning, morning, aurora, first light, daybreak, break of day, break of the day, dayspring, sunrise, sunup, cockcrow(noun)

    the first light of day

    "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"

    break of day, dayspring, good morning, break of the day, aurora, morn, sunup, first light, morning, morning time, forenoon, daybreak, sunrise, dawning, cockcrow

  2. dawn, morning(noun)

    the earliest period

    "the dawn of civilization"; "the morning of the world"

    break of day, dayspring, good morning, break of the day, aurora, morn, sunup, first light, morning, morning time, forenoon, daybreak, sunrise, dawning, cockcrow

  3. dawn(verb)

    an opening time period

    "it was the dawn of the Roman Empire"

    break of day, dayspring, break of the day, aurora, sunup, first light, morning, daybreak, sunrise, dawning, cockcrow

  4. click, get through, dawn, come home, get across, sink in, penetrate, fall into place(verb)

    become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions

    "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow"

    pass over, put over, get over, flick, wrap up, come through, percolate, contact, pervade, cut across, infiltrate, bottom, snap, finish up, tick, reach, interpenetrate, permeate, get hold of, finish off, polish off, penetrate, cut through, mop up, fall into place, cluck, filter, come home, while away, perforate, traverse, click, diffuse, sink in, clear up, cover, cross, riddle, get across, fathom, chatter, imbue, get through, track, clack

  5. dawn(verb)

    appear or develop

    "The age of computers had dawned"

    sink in, get through, penetrate, get across, fall into place, click, come home

  6. dawn(verb)

    become light

    "It started to dawn, and we had to get up"

    sink in, get through, penetrate, get across, fall into place, click, come home


  1. dawn(noun)

    beginning, sunup, daybreak, sunrise, start, onset


  2. dawn(noun)

    To begin to brighten with daylight.

    Before a new day dawns.

    onset, sunrise, start, beginning, sunup, daybreak


  3. dawn(noun)

    To start to appear or be realized.

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

    beginning, sunup, start, daybreak, sunrise, onset


  4. dawn(noun)

    The time when the sun rises.

    She rose before dawn to meet the train.

    beginning, sunup, sunrise, onset, start, daybreak


  5. dawn(noun)

    The beginning.

    The dawn of civilisation.

    sunrise, onset, start, beginning, sunup, daybreak


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dawn

    gleam, begin, appear, rise, open, break

    wane, set, sink, close, depart

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dawn(v. n.)

    break, begin to be light, grow light

  2. dawn(v. n.)

    appear, open, begin to appear

  3. dawn(n.)

    cockcrowing, DAYBREAK, dayspring, dawning, break of day

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dawn(n)

    daybreak, aurora, dayspring, sunrise

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

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How to use dawn in a sentence?

  1. William Wordsworth:

    Wisdom and spirit of the Universe Thou soul is the eternity of thought That giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion Not in vain By day or star-light thus from by first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart.

  2. Thomas Jefferson:

    Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.

  3. Alan Moore:

    Since mankind's dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We've seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse.”

  4. Christine Simmons:

    Tolers lawyer Dawn Collins told The Associated Press, referring to Tolers postgame comments. Coaches speak to their players to get them fired up, many coaches use harsher language and far more controversial language. If the term is not OK, its not OK for everyone. But Toler said initially Eric Holoman had publicly dismissed accounts Eric Holoman or Sparks players were offended by her language and that only later when the decision came under scrutiny that she was let go because of the outburst. It is unclear who within the Sparks organization Toler registered her complaints with about the alleged Simmons-Holoman relationship. However, Toler said in the suit that even after Christine Simmons left the organization in 2018 Christine Simmons had influence on decisions the team would make because of Christine Simmons personal relationship with Eric Holoman. Toler said Christine Simmons was looking into trading Parker, but because Christine Simmons and Parker were close Eric Holoman wouldnt let Christine Simmons make a deal. I wasnt part of the clique, Toler told the AP. Every day people would have no idea what I went through here working for the Sparks after they were acquired by this ownership.

  5. Thornton Wilder:

    For what human ill does dawn not seem to be alternative?

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Translations for dawn

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  • sonopAfrikaans
  • فجر, الفجرArabic
  • разсъмване, съмва се, появявам се, зазорява се, зори, зора, изгрявамBulgarian
  • néixer, albada, aurora, albors, clarejar, albaCatalan, Valencian
  • zora, úsvit, východ, svítáníCzech
  • gwawrio, sylweddoli, gwawrWelsh
  • daggry, solopgangDanish
  • Dämmerung, Morgendämmerung, Tagesanbruch, MorgengrauenGerman
  • fɔŋliEwe
  • χαράζω, αυγή, ανατολή, ξημερώνωGreek
  • tagiĝoEsperanto
  • amanecer, aurora, alba, madrugadaSpanish
  • سپیده دمPersian
  • aamunkoitto, aamuhämärä, valjeta, auringonnousu, paljastua, sarastaaFinnish
  • aube, se lever, aurore, lever du soleil, naîtreFrench
  • breacadh an laeIrish
  • briseadh-latha, èirigh na grèine, beul an latha, mochthrathScottish Gaelic
  • שחרHebrew
  • भौर, उषा, प्रभात, भोरHindi
  • hajnal, virradat, virrad, dereng, pirkadat, hajnalodikHungarian
  • այգ, լուսաբաց, այգաբաց, արշալույսArmenian
  • FajarIndonesian
  • birta af degi, dögun, sólris, afturelding, dagrenning, sólarupprás, morgunsár, daga, sólaruppkomaIcelandic
  • schiudersi, albori, aurora, alba, spuntareItalian
  • שַׁחַרHebrew
  • 夜明け, 曙, あかつきJapanese
  • განთიადი, გარიჟრაჟი, აისიGeorgian
  • ಮುಂಜಾನೆKannada
  • 새벽, 해돋이, 밝혀지다, 밝다Korean
  • شه‌به‌ق, به‌ره‌به‌یان, ده‌رکه‌وتن, شه‌به‌قدانKurdish
  • initium, dilucesco, aurora, luciscere, lucescoLatin
  • изгрев, се разденува, зора, се разјаснува, мугра, зазорува, изгрејсонцеMacedonian
  • subuhMalay
  • tbexbix, żerniqMaltese
  • dageraad, zonsopgang, rijzen, dagen, opgang, ochtendschemeringDutch
  • soloppgang, daggryNorwegian
  • hayííłką́Navajo, Navaho
  • ӕхси́дOssetian, Ossetic
  • świtać, brzask, zaranie, świtPolish
  • aurora, alvorada, aparecer, alvorecer, nascer, amanhecer, começoPortuguese
  • paqariy, paqar, achikyayQuechua
  • alvaRomansh
  • auroră, răsărit, alba, zori, zori de ziRomanian
  • восход солнца, осенять, рассвет, рассветать, заря, восход, озарять, наступатьRussian
  • òsvit, zora, svanúće, zasvanuti, sinuće, nastupiti, svȉtānje, svanuti, rasvet, зора, usvanuti, rasvetliti, prȁskozōrje, razdan, svitak, праскозорје, osanjiti, sinutiSerbo-Croatian
  • zora, razkriti, danitiSlovene
  • agimiAlbanian
  • gryning, soluppgång, dagas, gå upp för, grySwedish
  • விடியல்Tamil
  • తెల్లారుTelugu
  • şafak, Şafak vaktiTurkish
  • зоря, світанокUkrainian
  • rạng đông, buổi sớm tinh mơ, bình minhVietnamese
  • gödalulitVolapük
  • פֿאַרטאָג, פאַרטאָגYiddish
  • 黎明Chinese

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