Part of speech: verb

To begin to grow light.

Part of speech: noun

The first appearance of light in the morning; daybreak; a beginning.

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Usage examples "dawn":

  1. No; of course the day would never dawn when he would dare to tell her that. - "Winding Paths", Gertrude Page.
  2. A change of weather had come with the dawn. - "Queechy, Volume II", Elizabeth Wetherell.
  3. It was the dawn of his great day. - "The Heart of Unaga", Ridgwell Cullum.