Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words 
"to shine," is used metaphorically of the light of dawn, in 2—Corinthians 4:4 (some texts have kataugazo). Cp. auge, "brightness or break of day," Acts 20:11 . The word formerly meant "to see clearly," and it is possible that this meaning was continued in general usage.
signifies "to shine through" (dia, "through," auge, "brightness"); it describes the breaking of daylight upon the darkness of night, metaphorically, in 2—Peter 1:19 , of the shining of spiritual light into the heart. A probable reference is to the Day to be ushered in at the Second Coming of Christ: "until the Day gleam through the present darkness, and the Light-bringer dawn in your hearts."
"to grow light" (epi, "upon," phos, "light"), in the sense of shining upon, is used in Matthew 28:1; in Luke 23:54 , "drew on" (of the Sabbath-day); RV, marg., "began to dawn." See Draw.
"daybreak," denotes "at early dawn," Luke 24:1 (RV), "early in the morning" (AV); John 8:2 (AV and RV); in Acts 5:21 , RV, "about daybreak," for AV, "early in the morning."
Luke 24:22 Revelation 22:16 Luke 21:38
Webster's Dictionary 
(1): ( v. i.) To began to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.
(2): ( n.) The break of day; the first appearance of light in the morning; show of approaching sunrise.
(3): ( v. i.) To begin to grow light in the morning; to grow light; to break, or begin to appear; as, the day dawns; the morning dawns.
(4): ( n.) First opening or expansion; first appearance; beginning; rise.
Holman Bible Dictionary 
Job 3:9 Joshua 6:15 Judges 19:26 Matthew 28:1 Acts 27:33 Matthew 4:16 Isaiah 9:2-3
King James Dictionary 
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature 
נֶשֶׁ Š , Ne'Sheph , the Breathing or breeze of the cooler part of the day; prop. the Evening "Twilight " (as usually rendered), hence the Morning twilight or "dawning" ( Job 7:4; Psalms 119:147 : "twilight," 1 Samuel 30:17; 2 Kings 7:5; 2 Kings 7:7); poet. עִפְעִפִּיַם , Aphappa'Yim , Eye - Lids (as elsewhere rendered) of the morn, i.e. day-break ( Job 3:9); also פָּנָה , to Turn , spoken of the change of darkness into light ( Judges 19:26); and עָלָה , to Ascend , of the lifting of night's shades ( Joshua 6:15). In Greek Ἐπιφώσκω , to Grow Light ( Matthew 28:1; hence also of the approaching Sabbath, Luke 23:54); and Διαυγάζω , to Become Lustrous , as through a crevice ( 2 Peter 1:19). (See Day).