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Dawn vs. Dusk

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Main Difference

The main difference between Dawn and Dusk is that the Dawn is a time that marks the beginning of the twilight before sunrise and Dusk is a darkest stage of twilight, or at the very end of astronomical twilight after sunset and just before night.

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  • 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"

  • Dusk (noun)

    A period of time at the end of day when the sun is below the horizon but before the full onset of night, especially the darker part of twilight.

  • Dusk (noun)

    A darkish colour.

  • Dusk (verb)

    To begin to lose light or whiteness; to grow dusk.

  • Dusk (verb)

    To make dusk.

  • Dusk (adjective)

    Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.

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  • 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.

  • Dusk (adjective)

    Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.

  • Dusk (noun)

    Imperfect obscurity; a middle degree between light and darkness; twilight; as, the dusk of the evening.

  • Dusk (noun)

    A darkish color.

  • Dusk

    To make dusk.

  • Dusk (verb)

    To grow dusk.

Webster Dictionary
  • 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"

  • Dusk (noun)

    the time of day immediately following sunset;

    "he loved the twilight"

    "they finished before the fall of night"

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