1. [ noun ] the first light of day
Synonyms: daybreak dawning break_of_day dayspring sunup first_light break_of_the_day sunrise aurora cockcrow morning

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

Related terms: sunset hour
2. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 105
3. [ verb ] become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
Synonyms: sink_in penetrate get_across come_home get_through fall_into_place click

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

Related terms: understand
4. [ noun ] the earliest period
Synonyms: morning

: "the dawn of civilization" "the morning of the world"

Related terms: start
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19735
6. [ verb ] become light

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

Related terms: change
7. [ verb ] appear or develop

"The age of computers had dawned"

Related terms: begin
8. [ noun ] an opening time period

"it was the dawn of the Roman Empire"

Related terms: time_period
Similar spelling:   Dawne