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Afternoon vs. Dawn

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Afternoonnoun

The part of the day from noon or lunchtime until sunset, evening, or suppertime or 6pm.

Dawnverb

(intransitive) To begin to brighten with daylight.

‘A new day dawns.’;

Afternoonnoun

(figuratively) The later part of anything, often with implications of decline.

Dawnverb

(intransitive) To start to appear or be realized.

‘I don’t want to be there when the truth dawns on him.’;

Afternoonnoun

(informal) A party or social event held in the afternoon.

Dawnverb

(intransitive) To begin to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.

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Afternoonadverb

(more often in the plural) In the afternoon.

Dawnnoun

(uncountable) The morning twilight period immediately before sunrise.

Afternooninterjection

clipping of good afternoon.

Dawnnoun

(countable) The rising of the sun.

Afternoonnoun

The part of the day which follows noon, between noon and evening.

Dawnnoun

(uncountable) The time when the sun rises.

‘She rose before dawn to meet the train.’;

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Afternoonnoun

the part of the day between noon and evening;

‘he spent a quiet afternoon in the park’;

Dawnnoun

(uncountable) The beginning.

‘the dawn of civilization’;

Afternoonnoun

a conventional expression of greeting or farewell

Dawnverb

To begin to grow light in the morning; to grow light; to break, or begin to appear; as, the day dawns; the morning dawns.

‘In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene . . . to see the sepulcher.’;

Afternoonnoun

the time from noon or lunchtime to evening

‘I'll be back at three in the afternoon’; ‘I telephoned this afternoon’; ‘she worked on Tuesday afternoons’;

Dawnverb

To began to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.

‘When life awakes, and dawns at every line.’; ‘Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid.’;

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Afternoonadverb

in the afternoon; every afternoon.

Dawnnoun

The break of day; the first appearance of light in the morning; show of approaching sunrise.

‘And oft at dawn, deep noon, or falling eve.’; ‘No sun, no moon, no morn, no noon,No dawn, no dusk, no proper time of day.’;

Afternooninterjection

short for good afternoon

Dawnnoun

First opening or expansion; first appearance; beginning; rise.

‘These tender circumstances diffuse a dawn of serenity over the soul.’;

Afternoon

Afternoon is the time of the day between noon and evening. It is the time when the sun is descending from its peak in the sky to somewhat before its terminus at the horizon in the west.

Dawnnoun

the first light of day;

‘we got up before dawn’; ‘they talked until morning’;

Dawnnoun

the earliest period;

‘the dawn of civilization’; ‘the morning of the world’;

Dawnnoun

an opening time period;

‘it was the dawn of the Roman Empire’;

Dawnverb

become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions;

‘It dawned on him that she had betrayed him’; ‘she was penetrated with sorrow’;

Dawnverb

appear or develop;

‘The age of computers had dawned’;

Dawnverb

become light;

‘It started to dawn, and we had to get up’;

Dawn

Dawn is the time that marks the beginning of twilight before sunrise. It is recognized by the appearance of indirect sunlight being scattered in Earth's atmosphere, when the centre of the Sun's disc has reached 18° below the observer's horizon.

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