dayspring; morning, morn, prime, morningtide.
2. beginning, birth, start, inception, commencement; advent, appearance, arrival; unfolding, onset, nascency, rise, emergence, outset, awakening; inauguration, initiation, foundation, incipience.
-v. 3. grow light, lighten, break, gleam, brighten.
4. originate, begin, commence, start, enter upon, arise, give birth; initiate, inaugurate, set in, come into existence; appear, rise, open.
5. occur to, appear, come to mind, enter one's mind, pass through one's mind, flash across one's mind, flash upon the inner eye; strike, hit, break, come to one's knowledge.
day, n. 1. daylight, daytime, Poetic, daytide; light of day, broad daylight, full sun; sunlight light, sunshine, dayshine, sun.
2. 24 hours, mean solar day, solar day, Archaic, sun.
3. feast day, holyday, saint's day; anniversary, birthday, natal day, jubilee; fete, holiday, red-letter day.
4. period, time, age, epoch, era, generation, cycle.
5. heyday, prime, ascendancy, height, zenith; best, greatest strength or influence, height of one's power, full flowering.
6. date, point of time, point in time, time, set time, particular day, appointed time.
7. call it a day quit, break off, stop work, finish up, SI. knock off, SI. call it quits, close up shop.
daybreak, n. dawn, sunrise, cockcrow; morning, morn. See dawn (def. 1).
daydream, n. 1. reverie, castle in the air, castle in Spain, dream, musing; fancy, flight of fancy, whim, whimsy, vagary, crotchet, notion, imagination; conceit, thought, idea, conception, concept.
2. fantasy, phantasm, fantasm, phantasma, Lit. fantasia, Inf pipe dream; figment, figment of the imagination, fiction, invention, fabrication; vision, visualization, envisagement, hallucination, mirage.
-v. 3. stargaze, gaze out the window, dream; imagine, fantasize, phantasize, Rare, phantasy; hallucinate.
daylight, n. 1. light, sunshine, sunbeam, sun, luminosity; daylight hours, daytime, day.
2. openness, publicity, the light of day; full knowledge, understanding, comprehension; intelligibility, clearness, clarity, lucidity, perspicuity.
3. dawn, Aurora, crack of dawn; daybreak, morning. See daybreak.
4. space, opening, gap; passage, passageway,
daze, v. 1. amaze, astonish, astound, boggle, stag
ger, startle, surprise, overpower, Inf. bowl over, Inf. floor, SI. blow one away, SI. blow one's mind; stun, stupefy, petrify, paralyze, benumb, dumfound, strike dumb; dazzle, blind.
2. confuse, bewilder, perplex, confound, baffle; befuddle, muddle, addle, mystify, puzzle, nonplus.
-n. 3. stupor, trance, trancelike state; muddle,
fluster, confusion, dazzle, v. 1. blind, bedazzle; stun, daze, stagger, overpower.
2. amaze, astonish, astound, Inf bowl over, Inf. floor, SI. blow one away, SI. blow one's mind; stupefy, dumfound, strike dumb, overawe; confuse, bewilder, muddle, befuddle, addle, mix up; confound, perplex, baffle, puzzle, mystify, nonplus; fluster, flurry, rattle, ruffle, discompose, disconcert, discomfit, Inf. discombobulate.
-n. 3. splendor, brilliance, magnificence, wonder,
wondrousness; sparkle, glitter, flash, Inf razzle-dazzle, Inf razmatazz. dazzling, adj. bright, brilliant, vivid, splendent,