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Noun: dawn  don
  1. The first light of day
    "we got up before dawn";
    - dawning, morning, aurora, first light, daybreak, break of day, break of the day, dayspring, sunrise, sunup, cockcrow
     
  2. The earliest period
    "the dawn of civilization";
    - morning
     
  3. An opening time period
    "it was the dawn of the Roman Empire"
Verb: dawn  don
  1. Become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
    "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him";
    - click, get through, come home, get across, sink in, penetrate, fall into place
     
  2. Appear or develop
    "The age of computers had dawned"
     
  3. Become light
    "It started to dawn, and we had to get up"

Derived forms: dawning, dawned, dawns

Type of: begin, change, hour, period, period of time, start, time of day, time period

Encyclopedia: Dawn, Missouri