verb (used without object)
- dawes, charles gates,
- dawes, william,
- dawn chorus,
- dawn horse,
- dawn on,
- dawn patrol,
- dawn phenomenon
Origin of dawn
Examples from the Web for dawn
Shortly after dawn, there was another outbreak of deadly force.
Andy Serkis, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Do you want to be on the wrong side of history, Academy?Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Emily Kinney told me that Beth and Dawn understood and respected each other on a certain level.
But in another world, Beth stabs Dawn and she is bleeding and none of those other cops are helping her get to a doctor.
Do you think Beth knew what would happen if she stabbed Dawn with those scissors?
The flotilla—mother-ship, tugs and all—was out to sea long before the dawn.World's War Events, Volume III|Various
The grey light of dawn faintly illumined this scene of carnage, and its pale, cold gleams mingled with the ruddy glow of the fire.Annals of a Fortress|E. Viollet-le-Duc
It was resolved to attack the Dervish position at Kerma at dawn.The River War|Winston S. Churchill
At dawn I found myself close by my own door, and the Spaniard fled towards the Atocha gate.'Parisians in the Country|Honore de Balzac
At dawn on the 5th, the river was found by the West Australians to be held by the enemy.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. V (of VI)|Louis Creswicke
Word Origin for dawn
c.1200, dauen, "to dawn, grow light," shortened or back-formed from dauinge, dauing "period between darkness and sunrise," (c.1200), from Old English dagung, from dagian "to become day," from root of dæg "day" (see day). Probably influenced by a Scandinavian word (cf. Danish dagning, Old Norse dagan "a dawning;" cf. also German tagen "to dawn"). Related: Dawned; dawning.
1590s, from dawn (v.).
In addition to the idiom beginning with dawn
- dawn on
- crack of dawn
- light dawned