dawn

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noun
1 early morning
ADJECTIVE
grey/gray
early
VERB + DAWN
greet

He always got up to greet the dawn.

see, watch
DAWN + VERB
break, come, come up

Dawn was breaking over the valley.

DAWN + NOUN
light, sky
chorus

The dawn chorus (= birds singing) woke Robyn at five.

patrol, raid

Ammunition was seized during a dawn raid on the house.

PREPOSITION
at dawn

That morning, she rose at dawn.

before dawn
by dawn
till dawn, until dawn
towards/toward dawn
PHRASES
(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
ADJECTIVE
false

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

new
VERB + DAWN
mark, signal

This appointment marked the dawn of a productive era in her scientific career.

see

We are seeing the dawn of a new era.

PREPOSITION
dawn of

the dawn of civilization/history

Let's think back to the dawn of time.

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verb
1 begin
PHRASES
dawn bright, clear, cold, sunny, etc.

The day dawned bright and sunny.

2 become clear
ADVERB
suddenly
gradually, slowly

It slowly dawned on me that he might have been mistaken.

eventually, finally
VERB + DAWN
begin to

It was beginning to dawn on her that she had been fooled.

PREPOSITION
on

The dreadful truth finally dawned on me.

Dawn is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑century, ↑day, ↑morning, ↑realization, ↑recognition

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