Daylight vs Dawning - What's the difference?

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Daylight is a related term of dawning.

As nouns the difference between daylight and dawning

is that daylight is the light from the sun, as opposed to that from any other source while dawning is dawn.

As verbs the difference between daylight and dawning

is that daylight is to expose to daylight while dawning is .




  • 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


    * night * darkness

    Derived terms

    * broad daylight, in broad daylight


  • 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



    Alternative forms

    * daunyng


    (en noun)
  • Dawn.
  • *:
  • *:Anone after cam the knyght with the two swerdes and balan his broder / and brought with hem kynge Ryons of Northwalys and there delyuerd hym to the porters and charged hem with hym / & soo they two retorned ageyne in the daunyng of the day
  • * 1874 , , (The City of Dreadful Night)
  • never there / Can come the lucid morning's fragrant breath / After the dewy dawning' s cold grey air
  • The first beginnings of something.
  • *1995 , (Pinky and the Brain) , theme:
  • *:Before each night is done, / Their plan will be unfurled, / By the dawning of the sun, / They'll take over the world.
  • Verb