Dawn vs Dayrise - What's the difference?

dawn | dayrise |

As a proper noun dawn

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

As a noun dayrise is

(poetic) daybreak, dawn.




(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.
  • *
  • , 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

    See also



  • (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).}}


    * (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


    * dusk


    * twilight

    Derived terms

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

    See also

    * crepuscular


    * wand ----




  • (poetic) daybreak, dawn
  • * 1839 , Letitia Elizabeth Landon, "The Sisters.", The Poetical Works of Miss Landon , publ. by E.L. Carey and A. Hart, pg. 225:
  • 'Twas a fair sight to see her glide
    A constant shadow by the side
    Of her old Father ! At dayrise ,
    With light feet and with sunny eyes,
  • * 1917 , Hermann Hagedorn, "The Spirit of Preparedness," Proceedings of the Congress of Constructive Patriotism , National Security League, Washington, D.C., January 25-27, 1917, pg. 138:
  • Compared to such sentimentalism that dream of the million men rising up at the President's call between dayrise and dayfall appears like grim realism.
  • * 2008 , Barry Lopez, "Bear in the Road," The Wide Open: Prose, Poetry, and Photographs of the Prairie , Annick Smith and Susan O'Connor, eds., University of Nebraska Press, ISBN 9780803217515, pg. 57:
  • We ate without talking and watched dayrise through frost-rimmed glass in the double-hung window.


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