What is the difference between dawn and daylight?

dawn | daylight |

Dawn is a see also of daylight.


As verbs the difference between dawn and daylight

is that dawn is to begin to brighten with daylight while daylight is to expose to daylight.

As nouns the difference between dawn and daylight

is that dawn is (uncountable) the morning twilight period immediately before sunrise while daylight is the light from the sun, as opposed to that from any other source.

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dawn

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To begin to brighten with daylight.
  • * Bible, (w) xxviii. 1
  • In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdaleneto see the sepulchre.
  • To start to appear or be realized.
  • *
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  • To begin to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.
  • * (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • in dawning youth
  • * (Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • when life awakes, and dawns at every line

    Derived terms

    * dawn on

    See also

    *

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The morning twilight period immediately before sunrise.
  • (countable) The rising of the sun.
  • (uncountable) The time when the sun rises.
  • (uncountable) The beginning.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Yesterday’s fuel , passage=The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania. The first barrels of crude fetched $18 (around $450 at today’s prices).}}

    Synonyms

    * (rising of the sun) break of dawn, dayspring, sunrise * (time when the sun rises) break of dawn, break of day, crack of dawn, daybreak, dayspring, sunrise, sunup * (beginning) beginning, onset, start

    Antonyms

    * dusk

    Hypernyms

    * twilight

    Derived terms

    * crack of dawn * dawn chorus * it is always darkest before the dawn

    See also

    * crepuscular

    Anagrams

    * wand ----

    daylight

    English

    Noun

  • The light from the Sun, as opposed to that from any other source.
  • A light source that simulates daylight.
  • (countable, photometry) The intensity distribution of light over the visible spectrum generated by the Sun under various conditions or by other light sources intended to simulate natural daylight.
  • The period of time between sunrise and sunset.
  • Daybreak.
  • * 1835 , Sir , Sir (James Clark Ross), Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage …, Volume 1 , pp.284-5
  • Towards the following morning, the thermometer fell to 5°; and at daylight , there was not an atom of water to be seen in any direction.
  • Exposure to public scrutiny.
  • A clear, open space.
  • (countable, machinery) The space between platens on a press or similar machinery.
  • (idiomatic) Emotional or psychological distance between people, or disagreement.
  • Synonyms

    * daytime * morning

    Antonyms

    * night * darkness

    Derived terms

    * broad daylight, in broad daylight

    Verb

  • To expose to daylight
  • (architecture) To provide sources of natural illumination such as skylights or windows.
  • To allow light in, as by drawing drapes.
  • (landscaping, civil engineering) To run a drainage pipe to an opening from which its contents can drain away naturally.
  • To gain exposure to the open.
  • The seam of coal daylighted at a cliff by the river.

    See also

    * dawn * sunrise * sunset