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dawn /dɔ:n/
  • danh từ
    • bình minh, rạng đông, lúc sáng tinh mơ
      • from dawn till dark: từ lúc sáng tinh mơ cho đến lúc tối trời
    • (nghĩa bóng) buổi đầu; sự hé rạng; tia sáng đầu tiên (của hy vọng...)
      • at the dawn of love: ở buổi ban đầu của tình yêu
      • the dawn of civilization: buổi đầu của thời đại văn minh
      • the dawn of brighter days: tia sáng đầu tiên của cuộc sông tốt đẹp hơn
  • nội động từ
    • bắt đầu rạng, bắt đầu lộ ra, bắt đầu nở ra, hé nở
      • the morning was just dawning: trời vừa tảng sáng
      • a smile dawning on her lips: nụ cười hé mở trên môi cô ta
    • bắt đầu hiện ra trong trí, loé ra trong trí
      • it has just dawned on (upon) me: tôi chợt nhận ra; một ý nghĩ loé ra trong trí óc tôi
    • trở nên rõ ràng
      • the truth at last dawned upon him: cuối cùng sự thật đã trở nên rõ ràng đối với anh ta
Concise Dictionary
+the first light of day
+the earliest period
+an opening time period
+become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
+appear or develop
+become light

Thesaurus Dictionary
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.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 [U, C] the time of day when light first appears
They start work at dawn. + It's almost dawn. + We arrived in Sydney as dawn broke (= as the first light could be seen). + I woke up just before dawn. + summer's early dawns + He works from dawn till dusk (= from morning till night). + The plane took off, leaving London behind in a blue-grey dawn.
Compare: DUSK
2 [sing.] ~ (of sth) the beginning or first signs of sth: the dawn of civilization / time / history + Peace marked a new dawn in the country's history. + the dawn of a golden age in European art
Idioms see BREAK n., CRACK n.
+ verb [V]
1 (written) (of a day or a period of time) to begin: The following morning dawned bright and warm. + A new technological age had dawned.
2 to become obvious or easy to understand: Slowly the awful truth dawned.
Idioms see LIGHT n.
Phrasal Verbs: dawn on sb [no passive] if sth dawns on you, you begin to realize it for the first time: [+ that] Suddenly it dawned on me that they couldn't possibly have met before.
Collocation Dictionary

1 early morning




(literary) He always got up to greet the dawn.


break, come (up)
Dawn was breaking over the valley.


light, sky | chorus
The dawn chorus (= birds singing)woke Robyn at five.
| patrol, raid
Ammunition was seized during a dawn raid on the flat.


at ~
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.

2 beginning


This sudden success may prove to be a false dawn (= not the beginning of continued success).
| new


~ of
the dawn of civilization/history/a new era Let's think back to the dawn of time.

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