Dawdle to Dead
(Daw"dle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dawdled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dawdling ] [Cf. Daddle.] To waste
time in trifling employment; to trifle; to saunter.
Come some evening and dawdle over a dish of tea with me.Johnson.
We . . . dawdle up and down Pall Mall.Thackeray.
(Daw"dle), v. t. To waste by trifling; as, to dawdle away a whole morning.
(Daw"dle), n. A dawdler. Colman & Carrick.
(Daw"dler) n. One who wastes time in trifling employments; an idler; a trifler.
(Dawe) n. [See Day.] Day. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Daw"ish) a. Like a daw.
(||Dawk) n. See Dak.
(Dawk), v. t. [Prov. E. dauk to cut or pierce with a jerk; cf. OE. dalk a dimple. Cf. Ir. tolch,
tollachd, tolladh, a hole, crevice, toll to bore, pierce, W. tyllu.] To cut or mark with an incision; to gash.
(Dawk), n. A hollow, crack, or cut, in timber. Moxon.
(Dawn) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dawned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dawning.] [OE. dawnen, dawen, dagen,
daien, AS. dagian to become day, to dawn, fr. dæg day; akin to D. dagen, G. tagen, Icel. daga, Dan.
dages, Sw. dagas. See Day. &radic71.]
1. To begin to grow light in the morning; to grow light; to break, or begin to appear; as, the day dawns; the
In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene
. . . to see the sepulcher.Matt. xxviii. 1.
2. To began to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand. "In dawning youth." Dryden.
When life awakes, and dawns at every line.Pope.
Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid.Heber,
1. The break of day; the first appearance of light in the morning; show of approaching sunrise.
And oft at dawn, deep noon, or falling eve.Thomson.
No sun, no moon, no morn, no noon,Hood.
No dawn, no dusk, no proper time of day.
2. First opening or expansion; first appearance; beginning; rise. "The dawn of time." Thomson.
These tender circumstances diffuse a dawn of serenity over the soul.Pope.
(Daw"son*ite) n. [Named after J. W. Dawson of Montreal.] (Min.) A hydrous carbonate of
alumina and soda, occuring in white, bladed crustals.