dayspring day"spring` (d[=a]"spr[i^]ng`), n. The beginning of the day, or first appearance of light; the dawn; hence, the beginning. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us. --Luke i. 78. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • dayspring — [dā′spriŋ΄] n. [ME daies spring ( daies, gen. of dai): see DAY & SPRING] Old Poet. the dawn …   English World dictionary

  • dayspring — /ˈdeɪsprɪŋ/ (say dayspring) noun Poetic dawn; daybreak …   Australian English dictionary

  • dayspring — /day spring /, n. Archaic. dawn; daybreak. [1250 1300; ME; see DAY, SPRING] * * * …   Universalium

  • dayspring — noun The beginning of the day, or first appearance of light; the dawn; daybreak …   Wiktionary

  • Dayspring —    (Job 38:12; Luke 1:78), the dawn of the morning; daybreak. (Comp. Isa. 60:1, 2; Mal. 4:2; Rev. 22:16.) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • dayspring — Used by AV in Luke 1:78 for ‘dawn’ (NRSV, REB) or ‘the rising Sun’ (NJB). It is a metaphor for the beginning of a new era; and the birth of Jesus came to be associated with the returning sun after the winter solstice; Christmas replaced the Roman …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • dayspring — sb. Alys. 4290 …   Oldest English Words

  • dayspring — n. sunrise, first light of day; dawn, time of day when the sun rises above the horizon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dayspring — n. Dawn, dawning. See daybreak …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dayspring — noun the first light of day we got up before dawn they talked until morning • Syn: ↑dawn, ↑dawning, ↑morning, ↑aurora, ↑first light, ↑daybreak, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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