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