(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. beginning, origin, inception. See dimness. Ant., dusk.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The coming of day]
Syn. dawning, sunrise, daybreak; see morning 1 .
2. [The beginning]
Syn. source, start, rise, advent; see appearance 3 , origin 1 , 2 .
Syn. start, appear, show itself; see begin 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. daybreak sunrise, sunup, morning, aurora, cockcrow, first light, wee hours, *holy light ofdawn. ''The time whenmenof reason go to bed.''—Ambrose Bierce. ''That single hour of the twenty-four, when crime ceases, debauchery is exhausted, and even desolation finds a shelter.''—Benjamin Disraeli.
2. beginning start, rise, advent, opening, coming, emergence, birth, onset.
ANT.: 1. sunset, dusk, twilight. 2. close, end, dusk
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The first appearance of daylight in the morning: aurora, cockcrow, dawning, daybreak, morn, morning, sunrise, sunup. See START. 2. The initial stage of a developmental process: beginning, birth, commencement, genesis, inception, nascence, nascency, onset, opening, origin, outset, spring, start. See START. II verb To begin to appear or develop: appear, arise, commence, emerge, originate. See START.

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