- 1 u and c (daybreak) amanecer (masculine) as dawn breaks al rayar o romper el alba [literary/literario], al amanecer at dawn al amanecer, al alba [literary/literario] from dawn till dusk de sol a sol, de la mañana a la noche (before noun/delante del nombre) [patrol/start] de madrugadaMore example sentences
- She pushed the horse faster, but didn't sit up until the first light of dawn rose over the horizon.
- All observations of mating behavior commenced at the beginning of this dawn period.
- She wakes up in those dawns and rises with the sun.
- 2 countable/numerable (beginning) albores (masculine plural) [literary/literario], aurora (feminine) [literary/literario] since the dawn of civilization desde los albores de la civilización the dawn of hope el despertar de la esperanzaMore example sentences
- Driving through a land which has been intensively farmed since the dawn of civilisation, we soon reached the Ghab, a rich agricultural valley which had once been marshland.
- Humans require new dawns, fresh starts, ends of eras.
- If we are correct, the Late Devonian wood problem was an almost inevitable result of evolutionary developments at the dawn of life.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo[literary/literario]
- 1.1 [day] amanecer*, clarear, alborear [literary/literario] as day was dawning al clarear or despuntar el día the day dawned bright and sunny el día amaneció luminoso y soleado the day will dawn when you regret this ya llegará el día en que te arrepientas 1.2 [new age/civilization] alborear [literary/literario], nacer*
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In Central America and Mexico, the word 'botana' means a small portion of food, olives, peanuts etc, usually served with a drink at parties, bars, or social occasions.