To begin perceiving, understanding, or realizing (i.e., a realization). Also, a first appearance; a beginning; or a start.
My sweetheart's beauty is constantly dawning on me. Or, "She sings the revolution, the dawning of our lives." - Green Day
by Brandon D. September 06, 2005
to duck so as to miss a low flying object, whilst being tired and yawning at the same time.
I was dawning a lot whilst tired at the frisbie throwing competition the other day.
by montyvr6 February 08, 2010
This is to be a right old misery arse and ignore people for the sillyest of reasons.
"Look at the state of her, just because we didnt say hello she is dawning us"
by GNS June 26, 2003