Pronunciation: don, dän
15th century
Middle English, probably back-formation from dawning daybreak, alteration of dawing, from Old English dagung, from dagian.
  1. The time each morning at which daylight first begins.
  2. A first appearance; a beginning: the dawn of history. See synonyms at beginning.
intr.v., dawned, dawn·ing, dawns.
  1. To begin to become light in the morning.
  2. To begin to appear or develop; emerge.
  3. To begin to be perceived or understood: "the truth finally dawned on us"

Definitions of dawn on the Web:

  • the first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"
  • click: become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions; "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow"
  • the earliest period; "the dawn of civilization"; "the morning of the world"
  • appear or develop; "The age of computers had dawned"
  • become light; "It started to dawn, and we had to get up"
  • an opening time period; "it was the dawn of the Roman Empire"
  • Dawn is the period of time immediately preceding sunrise. It is recognized by the presence of weak sunlight, despite the fact that the sun itself is still below the horizon. ...
  • ...Dawn is the first Demo by Avant-Garde/progressive/Death Metal band Pan.Thy.Monium released in 1990 (1990 in music).
  • Dawn is both the name of NVIDIA's technology demo and its main character constructed for performance by Jim Henson's Creature Shop . The eponymous demo is called "the dawn of cinematic computing", and was used to promote the GeForce FX video card.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn (demo)
  • Dawn is the first Danger Danger album to feature singer Paul Laine. It is also the first Danger Danger album to feature Bruno Ravel on guitar as well as bass. On this album the band went in a very different direction musically, lyrically, and image wise from their previous albums. ...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn (album)
  • Dawn is a book by Elie Wiesel published in 1961. Dawn is sometimes considered to be a sequel to Night, Wiesel's account of his experiences during the Holocaust. However, unlike Night, Dawn is a work of fiction. It tells the story of Elisha, a Holocaust survivor. ...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn (novel)
  • Dawn is a comic book character, created by Joseph Michael Linsner. Dawn is the goddess of birth and rebirth and the lover of Cerenos, the god of death. She is depicted with three "tears" running from her left eye.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn (comics)
  • Dawn, known in Japan as Hikari|ヒカリ|, is a human character from the multi-billion-dollar Pokémon media franchise - a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards and other media, created by Satoshi Tajiri.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn (Pokémon)
  • Dawn is Pakistan's oldest and most widely-read English-language newspaper. One of Pakistan's two largest English language dailies, it is the flagship of the Dawn Group of Newspapers, published by Pakistan Herald Publications, which also owns the Herald, a magazine, and the evening paper The Star ...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn (newspaper)
  • Surat Al-Falaq (Arabic: سورة الفلق ) (Dawn, Daybreak) is the 113th Sura of the Qur'an. It is a brief 5-verse invocation, asking Allah for protection from the evil of Satan. It is a Makkan sura.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn (invocation)
  • Dawn are a Swedish black metal/death metal band, dating from the early 90's, and are still active today. The band has released eight recordings, including two full-length albums.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn (metal band)
  • Dawn was a 1990 novel started by V.C. Andrews and finished by Andrew Neiderman after her death. It is the first book in the Cutler series.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn (Andrews novel)
  • Dawn (Úsvit) is a Slovakian political party formed in May 2005 as a split from the Communist Party of Slovakia. It is led by Ivan Hopta.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn (political party)
  • Dawn is an album by the English group Current 93. It is among the earlier releases of Current 93 and has a more industrial sound, compared to the band's current apocalyptic folk sound. Originally released in 1987 as an LP on the Maldoror label, it was reissued in 1989 on CD by Durtro. ...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn (Current 93 album)
  • Dawn is the 39th episode (production #213) of the television series .
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn (Enterprise episode)
  • Same as Civil Dawn; the time of morning at which the sun is 6 degrees below the horizon. At this time, there is enough light for objects to be distiguishable and that outdoor activities can commence.
  • The first light visible in the solar sky before sunrise or the time of that appearance. Dawn is synonymous with “daybreak” and the beginning of morning twilight. Twilight is not an antonym of “dawn,” although dusk is used this way in nontechnical language.
  • the first light of day, taken as the onset of morning twilight.
  • is a national, cross disability organisation of women with disabilities in Canada whose focus is in the area of research, defining the needs and concerns of women with disabilities and designing programs to address those needs and concerns.
  • is a large-scale, ongoing drug abuse data collection system sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
  •  and oh yeah...james blunt wrote this song about me too ;) (i so wish!)

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    Jun. 2, 2008 at 5:17 PM then there's that great song by Arrested Development: Dawn of the Dread ...

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