English version

dawn in Chronology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdawndawn1 /dɔːn $ dɒːn/ ●●○ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 TMCthe time at the beginning of the day when light first appears syn daybreak, → duskat dawn The boats set off at dawn. When dawn broke (=the first light of the day appeared), we were still 50 miles from Calcutta. I was up at the crack of dawn (=very early in the morning) to get the plane. We worked from dawn to dusk (=through the whole day while it is light). the cold light of dawn2 the dawn of civilization/time etc3 a false dawn
Examples from the Corpus
dawnBut even at 6: 30 at night, there can be a dawn.The cowbird lays her egg at dawn.One morning she rose at dawn and climbed Ballymacadoyle Hill, behind the fort.Eck therefore had a whole night's steaming to put himself a hundred miles from the sinking before submerging at dawn.Waking with a start, she lay in the grey half-light of dawn, wondering where she was.It had been the hope which had kept her going through the dawn and early morning.We talked almost until dawn.There, we spent a night at a Yonchon inn and waited until dawn to make our getaway.at dawnAn ice storm at dawn paralyzed St. Louis traffic.