What is dawn?

  • (noun): An opening time period.
    Example: "It was the dawn of the Roman Empire"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Dawn (from an Old English verb dagian "to become day") is the time that marks the beginning of the twilight before sunrise. It is recognized by the presence of weak sunlight, while the sun itself is still below the horizon. Dawn should not be confused with sunrise, which is the moment when the leading edge of the sun itself appears above the horizon.

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Patriotic Alliance - Organisation and Activities
... On April 21, 2004, members of the organisation Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi), former members of the Popular Orthodox Rally and a few other members of ... (a former leading member of Golden Dawn) and its deputy was Ilias Panagiotaros ... of the party were Nikolaos Michaloliakos, leader of Golden Dawn, and Spyridon Zournatzis, former member of the European Parliament and leader of the far-right National Political Union ...
Hazel Dawn - Trivia
... Actress Ruth Gordon cited Dawn as her own inspiration for becoming an actress ... Ironically, Gordon, who was five years younger, predeceased Dawn, dying in 1985 ... A 14-year-old Adele Astaire, sister of Fred, saw Dawn's performance in The Pink Lady and idolized her, thinking her to be "the most lovely, graceful creature" she had ...
Rats & Bullies: The Dawn-Marie Wesley Story - Incident
... At the age of 14, Dawn-Marie Wesley committed suicide by hanging herself with a dog leash in her bedroom after experiencing a cycle of psychological abuse and verbal threats ... Kyla Mae Dunn admitted to beating Dawn-Marie up, Donna Harley got into numerous confrontations with Dawn-Marie and Darla Wilson called Dawn-Marie and verbally ...
A Watcher's Point Of View (Don't 'Cha Think)
... Dawn that peaked at 44 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1991 ... Dawn) and Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers as the song contains a sample of the Doobie Brothers' "Feelin' Down Farther." It is from their debut album, Of the ... Dawn ...
Dawn, Missouri
... Dawn is an unincorporated community in Livingston County, Missouri, United States ... Villages Ludlow Mooresville Utica Unincorporated communities Avalon Dawn Coordinates 39°40′06″N 93°38′08″W / 39.66833°N 93.63556°W / 39.66833 -93.63556 ...

More definitions of "dawn":

  • (verb): Become light.
    Example: "It started to dawn, and we had to get up"
  • (noun): The earliest period.
    Example: "The dawn of civilization"
    Synonyms: morning
  • (verb): Appear or develop.
    Example: "The age of computers had dawned"

Famous quotes containing the word dawn:

    The next Augustan age will dawn on the other side of the Atlantic. There will, perhaps, be a Thucydides at Boston, a Xenophon at New York, and, in time, a Virgil at Mexico, and a Newton at Peru. At last, some curious traveller from Lima will visit England and give a description of the ruins of St Paul’s, like the editions of Balbec and Palmyra.
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)

    Then at dawn we came down to a temperate valley,
    Wet, below the snow line, smelling of vegetation,
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Time writes no wrinkles on thine azure brow;
    Such as creation’s dawn beheld, thou rollest now.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)