Definition of Break of day

1. Noun. The first light of day. "They talked until morning"

Exact synonyms: Aurora, Break Of The Day, Cockcrow, Dawn, Dawning, Daybreak, Dayspring, First Light, Morning, Sunrise, Sunup
Generic synonyms: Hour, Time Of Day
Derivative terms: Auroral, Aurorean, Dawn, Dawn
Antonyms: Sunset

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Break Of Day

break bulk
break camp
break cover
break dance
break dancing
break down
break even
break free
break ground
break in
break into
break it down
break loose
break new ground
break of dawn
break of day (current term)
break of serve
break of the day
break off
break on the wheel
break one's arm patting oneself on the back
break one's back
break one's duck
break one's fall
break one's fast
break one's lance
break one off
break open
break out
break point

Literary usage of Break of day

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Poems of John Donne by John Donne, James Russell Lowell, Grolier Club (1895)
"Jr MISCELLANEOUS POEMS. Just such disparity As is 'twixt air * and angel's purity, 'Twixt women's love, and men's will ever be. break of day. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The hymns of Lauds, which in the Roman Church were only added later, also form an interesting collection; they generally celebrate the break of day, ..."

3. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1855)
"The Duke of York did go to-day by break of day to the Downs. The Duke of Gloucester ill. The House of Parliament was to adjourn to-day. 12th. ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"AN HOUR ERE break of day From 'Lyrics and Ballads of Heine and other German Poets': GP Putnam's Sons, publishers. Translated by Frances Hellman. ..."

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