1 daybreak, sunrise, break of day, crack of dawn, first light, dawning, cock crow, Literary aurora, day-spring, US sun-up:
We shall attack the castle at dawn.
2 dawning, beginning, commencement, start, birth, awakening, inception, genesis, outset, onset, origin, appearance, arrival, advent, emergence, inauguration, rise, first occurrence:
The dawn of western civilization has been placed in Anatolia.
3 gleam, break, brighten, lighten:
The day dawned on the deserted beach.
4 begin, originate, commence, arise, appear, emerge, start, arrive, develop, unfold:
The day of the computer had not yet dawned when I was a child.
5 dawn on or upon. occur to, come to mind, become apparent or evident to:
It slowly dawned on me that he had been lying all along.
1 early morning
VERB + DAWN
(literary) He always got up to greet the dawn.
DAWN + VERB
break, come (up)
Dawn was breaking over the valley.
DAWN + NOUN
light, sky | chorus
The dawn chorus (= birds singing)woke Robyn at five.
| patrol, raid
Ammunition was seized during a dawn raid on the flat.
That morning, she rose at dawn.
| before ~, by ~, till/until ~, towards ~
(at) the crack of dawn
(= as soon as it begins to be light),
from dawn to dusk
He works from dawn to dusk, and often well into the night.
This sudden success may prove to be a false dawn (= not the beginning of continued success).
the dawn of civilization/history/a new era Let's think back to the dawn of time.
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