cockcrow
noun Date: 13th century dawn

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cockcrow — Cock crow, Cockcrowing Cock crow ing, n. The time at which cocks first crow; the early morning; the first light of day. Syn: dawn, dawning, morning, aurora, first light, daybreak, break of day, break of the day, dayspring, sunrise, sunup. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cockcrow — ► NOUN literary ▪ dawn …   English terms dictionary

  • cockcrow — [käk′krō΄] n. the time when roosters begin to crow; early morning; dawn: also cockcrowing …   English World dictionary

  • cockcrow — /kok kroh /, n. the time at which a cock characteristically crows; daybreak; dawn. Also, cock crowing. [1350 1400; ME. See COCK1, CROW2] * * * …   Universalium

  • cockcrow — noun The time of day at which the first crow of a cockerel is heard; dawn or daybreak; first light …   Wiktionary

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

  • cockcrow — cock|crow [ˈkɔk krəu US ˈka:k krou] n [U] literary the time in the early morning when the sun rises = ↑dawn …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cockcrow — cock|crow [ kak,krou ] noun uncount LITERARY the very early morning when it begins to get light …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cockcrow — n. dawn, time of morning when roosters crow; crow of a rooster …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cockcrow — noun literary dawn …   English new terms dictionary

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