Definitions of sun

  1. first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians
  2. a typical star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system; " the sun contains 99. 85% of the mass in the solar system"
  3. any star around which a planetary system evolves
  4. a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc
  5. the rays of the sun; " the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"
  6. See Sunn.
  7. The luminous orb, the light of which constitutes day, and its absence night; the central body round which the earth and planets revolve, by which they are held in their orbits, and from which they receive light and heat. Its mean distance from the earth is about 92, 500, 000 miles, and its diameter about 860, 000.
  8. Any heavenly body which forms the center of a system of orbs.
  9. The direct light or warmth of the sun; sunshine.
  10. That which resembles the sun, as in splendor or importance; any source of light, warmth, or animation.
  11. To expose to the sun's rays; to warm or dry in the sun; as, to sun cloth; to sun grain.
  12. The group of celestial bodies, including the EARTH, orbiting around and gravitationally bound by the sun. It includes nine planets, 34 natural satellites, more than 1, 000 observed comets, and thousands of lesser bodies known as MINOR PLANETS ( asteroids) and METEOROIDS. ( From Academic American Encyclopedia, 1983)
  13. The round, shining body around which the earth and other planets, etc., of the solar system revolve; the source of light and heat to the earth; any center of a system of worlds; sunshine.
  14. To expose to the sun's rays; as, to sun oneself; warm or dry in the sun.
  15. Sunned.
  16. Sunning.
  17. To expose to the sun's rays.
  18. The body which is the source of light and heat to our planetary system: a body which forms the centre of a system of orbs: that which resembles the sun in brightness or value.
  19. To expose to the sun's rays:- pr. p. sunning; pa. t. and pa. p. sunned.
  20. A body which is the source of light and heat; body around which the earth revolves; sunshine.
  21. To expose to the sun.
  22. The heavenly body that is the center of attraction and the main source of light and heat in the solar system.
  23. Any star that is the center or a system.
  24. Sunshine; sunlight.
  25. The luminary which, being in or near the centre of our system of worlds, gives light and heat to all the planets; any similar centre of a system of worlds; a sunny place; anything eminently splendid or luminous; that which is a centre of light or honour.
  26. To expose to the sun's rays; to warm or dry in the light of the sun. Sun of righteousness, a scriptural epithet applied to Jesus Christ, as the great source of spiritual light and guidance.
  27. The great luminary of day which gives light and heat, distant from the earth about 92, 000, 000 miles; anything eminently splendid and luminous.

Usage examples for sun

  1. What was to be done when there was no sun? – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. Honest as the sun, he was. – The Marx He Knew by John Spargo
  3. You wonderful old sun! – Lucile Triumphant by Elizabeth M. Duffield
  4. I never saw such a woman; she is as large as myself, and has a face as round and red as the sun. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  5. But he's going to ask her before that sun goes down, and what's she going to say?" – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  6. And you, Daisy, don't look as if the sun and you had been on the same side of the earth to- day. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  7. " But I suppose it was only the sun that made me want them at all. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  8. Midnight sun first seen. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  9. " Of course," I answered; " it is as plain as the sun." – Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
  10. To- morrow, when the sun is an hour high, we will have a council. – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
  11. You must let the world go round the sun again, a time or two; everything has not come to pass yet- even with " We Girls." – We Girls: A Home Story by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  12. " Come in, my frens," he said; " it is too hot in the sun." – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. I shall go to bed for half an hour longer- till the sun comes out. – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  14. Twelve by the sun, if it's an hour. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  15. There is always sun to sleep in. – Spanish Highways and Byways by Katharine Lee Bates
  16. He knows that he did not make his thought,- no, his thought made him, and made the sun and stars. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  17. That is the earth- life's sun- that is happiness- which is something you do not know, poor child! – Lucky Pehr by August Strindberg
  18. The sun will do now. – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  19. Then the rain stopped, the sun came out from behind the clouds just before it was time to set, and the hard time was over. – The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea by Laura Lee Hope
  20. It was like sitting in the sun. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome