Meaning of break of day in English:

break of day


  • Dawn.

    ‘On the open plains of Texas, I first learned the character of our country: sturdy and honest, and as hopeful as the break of day.’
    • ‘The woods are not welcoming at the break of day.’
    • ‘They come at the break of day as the sun is rising.’
    • ‘They walked onwards until the break of day.’
    • ‘Faint moonlight was streaming in from the broken windows, and from the weakness of the light outside, it was probably only a few hours before the break of day.’
    • ‘Every bone in my body was telling me to stay out of Lou's way if I ever wanted to see the break of day again.’
    • ‘They undress and coat themselves in a glowing silver paint and dance until the break of day.’
    • ‘It would still be cold outside so early at the break of day so she could use all the clothes she had.’
    • ‘Ten minutes after break of day John will listen for the beat of wings and sure as light they will wheel in and come to rest to be fed, in the field across the road.’
    • ‘They walked the whole night long, and by break of day came once more to their father's house.’