Dawn v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dawned p. pr. & vb. n. Dawning.]
1. 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. --Matt. xxviii. 1.
2. To began to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand. “In dawning youth.”
When life awakes, and dawns at every line. --Pope.
Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid. --Heber,