Dawning
Dawn Dawn (d[add]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dawned} (d[add]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dawning}.] [OE. dawnen, dawen, dagen, daien, AS. dagian to become day, to dawn, fr. d[ae]g day; akin to D. dagen, G. tagen, Icel. daga, Dan. dages, Sw. dagas. See {Day}. [root]71.] 1. To begin to grow light in the morning; to grow light; to break, or begin to appear; as, the day dawns; the morning dawns. [1913 Webster]

In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene . . . to see the sepulcher. --Matt. xxviii. 1. [1913 Webster]

2. To began to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand. ``In dawning youth.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

When life awakes, and dawns at every line. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid. --Heber, [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dawning — /daw ning/, n. 1. daybreak; dawn. 2. beginning; start: the dawning of the space age. [ME; see DAWN, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dawning — adj. Dawning is used with these nouns: ↑awareness, ↑realization, ↑recognition …   Collocations dictionary

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  • dawning — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The first appearance of daylight in the morning: aurora, cockcrow, dawn, daybreak, morn, morning, sunrise, sunup. See START …   English dictionary for students

  • dawning — sb. == dawn. RG. 557 …   Oldest English Words

  • dawning — dɔːn n. sunrise; appearance v. become light; begin, start; become clear; start to understand …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dawning — noun 1》 literary dawn. 2》 the beginning or first appearance of something. Origin ME: alt. of earlier dawing, from OE dagian to dawn , of Gmc origin; related to day …   English new terms dictionary

  • dawning — n. 1. See dawn, n. 2. Beginning, first appearance …   New dictionary of synonyms

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