|1.||[ noun ] the first light of day|
|Synonyms:||daybreak dawning break_of_day dayspring sunup first_light break_of_the_day sunrise aurora cockcrow morning|
"we got up before dawn" "they talked until morning"
|Related terms:||sunset hour|
|2.||[ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 105|
|3.||[ verb ] become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions|
|Synonyms:||sink_in penetrate get_across come_home get_through fall_into_place click|
"It dawned on him that she had betrayed him" "she was penetrated with sorrow"
|4.||[ noun ] the earliest period|
: "the dawn of civilization" "the morning of the world"
|5.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 19735|
|6.||[ verb ] become light|
"It started to dawn, and we had to get up"
|7.||[ verb ] appear or develop|
"The age of computers had dawned"
|8.||[ noun ] an opening time period|
"it was the dawn of the Roman Empire"