[ dey-spring ]
See synonyms for dayspring on
  1. dawn; daybreak.

Origin of dayspring

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at day, spring

Words Nearby dayspring Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use dayspring in a sentence

  • dayspring neglects to mention that seems to made in the context of a consensual adult relationship.

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  • The scene of woe was gone, and the dayspring of hope had risen for the two girls.

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  • At night Mr. Thomason on ‘Through the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us.’

  • He and his people had been promised a passage home in the dayspring, with their canoes in tow.

  • There is a dayspring in the history of this nation which those who are on the mountain tops can as yet perhaps only recognize.

    Sybil | Benjamin Disraeli

British Dictionary definitions for dayspring


/ (ˈdeɪˌsprɪŋ) /

  1. a poetic word for dawn

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