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dawn

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
dawn

Plural
dawns

  1. (uncountable) Dawn is the start of the morning light just before sunrise.
    He woke up before dawn to do a morning jog.
  2. (countable) The dawn of something is the beginning of it.

Verb[change]

Plain form
dawn

Third-person singular
dawns

Past tense
dawned

Past participle
dawned

Present participle
dawning

  1. (intransitive) If something dawns upon a person or thing, they realise it.
    It dawned upon him that his answer to the question was wrong.