Dawn vs Day - What's the difference?

dawn | day |


As a proper noun dawn

is sometimes given to a girl born at that time of day.

As an adjective day is

thick, deep, dense.

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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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, the consciousness dawning upon him that his eccentricity was not receiving the ovation it merited.}}
  • 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

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    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 ----

    day

    English

    Alternative forms

    * daie (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any period of 24 hours.
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  • A period from midnight to the following midnight.
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  • (lb) Rotational period of a planet (especially Earth).
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  • The part of a day period which one spends at one’s job, school, etc.
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  • , title=[http://openlibrary.org/works/OL5535161W Mr. Pratt's Patients] , passage=“
  • Part of a day period between sunrise and sunset where one enjoys daylight; daytime.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The day was cool and snappy for August, and the Rise all green with a lavish nature. Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges over the cold trout-streams,
  • A specified time or period; time, considered with reference to the existence or prominence of a person or thing; age; time.
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  • *:This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking.Indeed, all his features were in large mold, like the man himself, as though he had come from a day when skin garments made the proper garb of men.
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  • *:If they had no more food than they had had in Jones's day , at least they did not have less.
  • A period of contention of a day or less.
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  • Derived terms

    * a broken clock is right twice a day * all-day * as the day is long * calendar day * Canada Day * daily * day after day * day-after-day * daybreak * daydream * daycare, day care * * day job * day laborer * day letter * daylight * daylily * day-neutral * day nursery * day off * day of reckoning * day one * day return * day school * daystar * daytime * day to day * day-to-day * day trader * day trip * day boarder * day bed * degree-day * dollar day * every dog has its day * field day * flag day, Flag Day * Friday * have its day * have seen one's day * holiday * holy day * judgment day * latter-day * Monday * payday * present-day * rainy day * Saturday * save the day * sick day * Sunday * Thursday * tomorrow is another day * Tuesday * Victoria day * Wednesday

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (rare) To spend a day (in a place).
  • * 2008 , Richard F. Burton, Arabian Nights, in 16 volumes , page 233:
  • When I nighted and dayed in Damascus town,

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