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Definition of the noun daybreak

What does daybreak mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: daybreaks

  1. the first light of day
    • examples: We were roused at daybreak by the whistle of a train. | I found the book so interesting that I kept on reading it until daybreak. | The climbers awoke before daybreak. | The whistle of the steam train woke us at daybreak. | It was not till daybreak that he went to sleep. | They left at daybreak from the base of the mountain. | I've got 20 bucks that says we'll catch the escaped prisoners before daybreak. | Tom awoke at daybreak.
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonyms of daybreak: aurora / break of day / break of the day / cockcrow / dawn / dawning / dayspring / first light / morning / sunrise / sunup
    • more generic terms: hour / time of day = clock time

Alternative definition of the noun daybreak


  1. See dawn.


  1. "Daybreak": Le jour se leve is a 1939 film written by Jacques Viot and Jacques Prévert and directed by Marcel Carne.
  2. "Daybreak" is a 2008 Philippine gay indie film written by Charliebebs Gohetia and directed by the Manila-based Filipino director Adolfo Borinaga Alix, Jr. who also directed other indie films such as Donsol, Kadin and Batanes. The movie features only two characters, Paolo Rivero and Coco Martin who are both Filipino actors. The film is homosexual in terms of theme but was rated R-18 uncut, regardless of its nudity features by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board in the Philippines as most of the members of the board were impressed by the cinematography and intelligence of the film. Daybreak had its exclusive screenings on February 13 and 14, 2008 at the University of the Philippines Cine Adarna. The movie was officially released and aired in major Philippine cinemas from February 20 to March 11, 2008. Daybreak is produced by Bicycle Productions.
  3. "Daybreak" is a film directed by Stephen Tolkin released on May 8, 1993.
  4. "Daybreak" is a 2013 short drama film directed and written by Ian Lagarde.
  5. "Daybreak" is a 2003 drama film written and directed by Björn Runge.
  6. "Daybreak" is a 1948 British film noir drama film, directed by Compton Bennett and starring Eric Portman, Ann Todd and Maxwell Reed. A sombre, bleak film, Daybreak was filmed in 1946, but ran into trouble with the BBFC, resulting in a delay of almost two years before its release. The version finally approved for release excised approximately six minutes of original footage, resulting in some jerky cuts where scenes have been removed and leaving noticeable plot lacunae which are considered to detract somewhat from an otherwise well-regarded film.
  7. "Daybreak" is a 1933 Chinese silent film directed by Sun Yu for the Lianhua Film Company. It follows a young girl from a rural fishing village, Ling Ling as she moves to the glittering city of Shanghai. There she is first raped and then forced into prostitution before eventually becoming a martyr for the coming revolution.
  8. "Daybreak" a.k.a. "Amanecer" is a 2009 short film written and directed by Alvaro D. Ruiz, produced by Luci Temple and Janet Duncan of Luneta Productions, and Ulysses Oliver of Marshmallow Productions. It is a Spanish-language drama set in Sydney, Australia.
  9. "Daybreak" is a 1931 drama film written by Cyril Hume and directed by Jacques Feyder.
  10. "Daybreak" is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Albert Capellani. The film is considered to be lost.
  11. "Daybreak": An independent feature length motion picture, written, produced and directed by Randal Atamaniuk. Originally shot in the summer of 1997, the film didn't complete post production until 2002, due to lack of funding.
  12. Daybreak: As science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke once wrote, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Brought to you through various media and technologies, Daybreak is an interactive story about the magic of technology and its power to transform our lives and aid us in reaching our highest potential.
  13. "Daybreak" is a film, directed by George Ungar.
    • country: Canada
    • genre: Experimental film


"Daybreak" is a painting by Maxfield Parrish made in 1922. Daybreak is regarded as the most popular art print of the 20th century, based on number of prints made: one for every four American homes. According to the The National Museum of American Illustration, it has outsold Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans and Da Vinci's Last Supper. It is still in print.

  • completed in (93 years ago)


  1. "Daybreak" is the 25th single released by Ayumi Hamasaki on March 6, 2002. Possibly because it was recut single, "Daybreak" only peaked at #2 on the Oricon charts. This is also her last single to feature multiple remixes and starting from her next single, there were only 4 – 6 tracks per single.
  2. "Daybreak" is an uptempo pop song performed by Barry Manilow in 1976. It was composed by Manilow and Adrienne Anderson. The single version was recorded live with the female backup group Lady Flash, reaching #23 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It charted at #21 on the Cash Box chart. The song first appeared on Barry's 1976 album This One's for You in a studio version. It is also prominently featured in the John Waters film Serial Mom, starring Kathleen Turner. "Daybreak" was followed by the single, "It's Just Another New Year's Eve".
  3. "Daybreak" is the seventh full-length studio album by the American indie rock band Saves the Day. It is also the band's first album since Can't Slow Down without long-time guitarist David Soloway, and their first with guitarist Arun Bali and bass guitarist Rodrigo Palma. The album also features Spencer Peterson on drums for the first time, before leaving the band prior to the album's release. On September 17, 2009, the band announced on Twitter that the album was almost finished and on September 25 announced the track listing. The album is the third in a trilogy that began with Sound the Alarm in 2006 and continued with Under the Boards in 2007.
  4. "Daybreak" is an album by American banjoist Béla Fleck. Following his compilation album Places, released in the same year, Fleck continued to merge his bluegrass roots with forays into other genres, which turned into his Flecktones project in the 90's.
  5. "Daybreak" is a studio album released by jazz pianist Dave Burrell. It was recorded in 1989 and released that same year by Gazell records. The album mainly features Burrell in duet with long-time jazz collaborator David Murray on reed instruments. Guitarist Kenny Burrell is also featured in the track "Blue Hour.
  6. "Daybreak" is the title of the second solo album by Christian singer-songwriter Paul Field. It is a musical about the last days of Christ's life on earth.
  7. "Daybreak" is a composition.
  8. "Daybreak" is a 2002 album by Ayumi Hamasaki.
  9. "Daybreak" is a musical single of Alice Nine.
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  10. "DAYBREAK" is a composition.
  11. "Daybreak" is a musical album of Sierra Hull.
    • released on
  12. "Daybreak" is a 2001 album by Andy Lau.
    • released in (14 years ago)


Daybreak is a master-planned community over 4,000 acres in size being built by land development company Kennecott Land in South Jordan, Utah. Home construction began in 2004 and the community is expected to continue building for the next 18 to 20 years. When completed, it will contain more than 20,000 residential units and approximately 9.1 million square feet of commercial space.


  1. Daybreak was a national British morning television programme broadcast on ITV from 6 September 2010 - 25 April 2014. Daybreak replaced GMTV which aired its last weekday edition on 3 September 2010. Daybreak launched three days later.
  2. Daybreak: 9TV Daybreak is the English-language morning hard-news newscast of 9TV. It features daily headlines as well as national and local news, weather, traffic, sports, foreign, and entertainment stories. Its initial telecast was on October 1, 2012 on TalkTV, it airs every Weekdays at 7:00 am to 8:30 am. It is one of retained programs upon TalkTV's conversion into Solar News Channel.
  3. Daybreak was an early morning news programme on the former United Kingdom breakfast station TV-am. It ran from 06:00 to 07:00 with an emphasis on news stories. The first edition was broadcast on the TV-am launch date of 1 February 1983. Daybreak was presented by Robert Kee and Angela Rippon who both took turns in presenting. As TV-am's viewing figures fell after its launch, a major shake up took place.

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Google previewWoodshed Wisdom (2011)

by John W. Stevens

Daybreak is an awakening of new things. It's a precursor...

Google previewW. S. Merwin (1987)

Essays on the Poetry by Cary Nelson, Ed Folsom

Daybreak is a threshold moment where conflicting forces are tenuously balanced and where all the natural elements have important psychological and symbolic analogues. Here pale, bare, and almost absent light )seeming to appear without ...

Google previewRavel the Decadent (2012)

Memory, Sublimation, and Desire by Michael J. Puri

Ifthe Daybreak is the monumental avatar ofthe Dance ofDaphnis, then this caesura corresponds to the interruption ofthe dandy in the latter”s interior; in fact, during the caesura we witness the dandified Daphnis in complete disarray, ...

Google previewThe Independent (1918)

Daybreak is a charming pink of such ...

Google previewCities Going Green (2011)

A Handbook of Best Practices by Roger L. Kemp, Carl J. Stephani

Daybreak in many ways is an embodiment of the principles of Envision Utah and represents what many in the region hope will be the type of development seen in the future. “Daybreak is a very important story,” says Peter Calthorpe, principal ...

Google previewRoutledge Philosophy GuideBook to Nietzsche on Art (2007)

by Aaron Ridley

Daybreak is a Yes-saying book, deep but bright and gracious. The same is true also and in the highest degree ofthe gaya scienza: in almost every sentence profundity and high spirits go tenderly hand in hand. (Nietzsche, Ecce Homo, ' The ...

Google previewIn Defense of Sanity (2011)

The Best Essays of G.K. Chesterton by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Daybreak is a never-ending glory, getting out ...

Google previewThe Daēva Cult in the Gāthās (2015)

An Ideological Archaeology of Zoroastrianism by Amir Ahmadi

Daybreak is the standard time for the commencement of ...

Google previewDictionary of Aviation (1911)

by Robert Morris Pierce

break of day, the bursting forth or first appearance of light in the morning; the dawn; daybreak. clear day, a day in which the sky is clear. see clear sky, under sky. dark ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Nietzscheanism (2013)

by Carol Diethe

DAYBREAK • 113 lished in July 1881 “without creating any impression on the contemporary intellectual world whatsoever” (Michael Tanner, Daybreak, introduction), and it has remained Nietzsche's least-read major work. In it, Nietzsche ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction (2016)

Works and Authors of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden Since 1967 by Mitzi M. Brunsdale

With 2006's Afturelding (Daybreak, tr. 2013), Viktor Ingólfsson launched a procedural series with a new kind of detective, Birkir Li Hinriksson, a naturalized Icelander whose parents were Vietnamese boat people who died in a refugee camp.

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

daybreak. something with a date. 2 establish the date when something existed or was made. 3 (date from or back to) have existed since a particular time in the past . 4 informal go on a date or regular dates with. 1to date until now. 2datable (or ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (1999)

by Richard Bowyer

daybreak ['deibrcrk] noun time of day when it is starting to get light; see also DAWN. FIRST LIGHT daysack ['detsask] noun small rucksack for carrying supplies or clothing during an operation DC ['di: 'si:] DIPHENYLCYANOARSINE) ...

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Small photo of ANTWERP-MARCH 15, 2018. MAS Museum at colored daybreak. Opened in 2011, located in an old harbor on a small island, it exhibits a variety of topics, emphasis on connection between city and world.Small photo of Tall backpacker watch clear sunny spring daybreak over sea. Hiker with backpack stand on rocky shore and his figure is mirrored in water pool. Hiker enjoy breathtaking sunrise. Hiking ambition.Small photo of Hiker on the rocky peak. Wonderful daybreak in mountains, heavy creamy mist in deep valley. Man on the summit. Black and white photo.Small photo of Tall backpacker watch clear sunny spring daybreak over sea. Hiker with backpack stand on rocky shore and his figure is mirrored in water pool. Hiker enjoy breathtaking sunrise. Hiking ambition.Small photo of Plane crossing the Pacific Ocean, passing an island, en-route to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Daybreak view from window seat.Small photo of Flying above cloud altitude; view of aircraft wing in silhouette from window seat during daybreak showing clouds with streaking patterns.Small photo of ANTWERP-MARCH 15, 2018. MAS Museum at colored daybreak. Opened in 2011, located in an old harbor on a small island, it exhibits a variety of topics, emphasis on connection between city and world. More...

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It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. (Aristotle)
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Scrabble value of D2A1Y4B3R1E1A1K5

The value of this 8-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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