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Afternoon vs. Dawn

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Main Difference

The main difference between Afternoon and Dawn is that the Afternoon is a time of the day between noon and evening and Dawn is a time that marks the beginning of the twilight before sunrise

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  • Afternoon (noun)

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

  • Afternoon (noun)

    The later part of anything, often with implications of decline.

  • Afternoon (noun)

    A party or social event held in the afternoon.

  • Afternoon (adverb)

    In the afternoon.

  • Afternoon (interjection)

    clipping of good afternoon.

  • Dawn (verb)

    To begin to brighten with daylight.

    "A new day dawns."

  • Dawn (verb)

    To start to appear or be realized.

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

  • Dawn (verb)

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

  • Dawn (noun)

    The morning twilight period immediately before sunrise.

  • Dawn (noun)

    The rising of the sun.

  • Dawn (noun)

    The time when the sun rises.

    "She rose before dawn to meet the train."

  • Dawn (noun)

    The beginning.

    "the dawn of civilization"

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Afternoon (noun)

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

  • Dawn (verb)

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

  • Dawn (verb)

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

  • Dawn (noun)

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

  • Dawn (noun)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Afternoon (noun)

    the part of the day between noon and evening;

    "he spent a quiet afternoon in the park"

  • Afternoon (noun)

    a conventional expression of greeting or farewell

  • Dawn (noun)

    the first light of day;

    "we got up before dawn"

    "they talked until morning"

  • Dawn (noun)

    the earliest period;

    "the dawn of civilization"

    "the morning of the world"

  • Dawn (noun)

    an opening time period;

    "it was the dawn of the Roman Empire"

  • Dawn (verb)

    become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions;

    "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"

    "she was penetrated with sorrow"

  • Dawn (verb)

    appear or develop;

    "The age of computers had dawned"

  • Dawn (verb)

    become light;

    "It started to dawn, and we had to get up"

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