Associations to the word «Sun»


SUN, proper noun. The star that the Earth revolves around and from which it receives light and warmth.
SUN, noun. (astronomy) A star, especially when seen as the centre of any single solar system.
SUN, noun. The light and warmth which is received from the sun.
SUN, noun. (figurative) Something like the sun in brightness or splendor.
SUN, noun. (chiefly literary) Sunrise or sunset.
SUN, verb. (transitive) To expose to the warmth and radiation of the sun.
SUN, verb. (transitive) To warm or dry in the sunshine.
SUN, verb. (intransitive) To be exposed to the sun.
SUN, verb. (intransitive) (alternative medicine) To expose the eyes to the sun as part of the Bates method.
SUN, proper noun. The star at the center of the Solar System, represented in astronomy and astrology by ☉.
SUN, proper noun. (newspapers) An English tabloid newspaper.
SUN, noun. Abbreviation of Sunday.
SUN AND PLANET GEAR, noun. A device for converting reciprocating motion to rotary motion, used in the first rotative beam engines.
SUN BEAR, noun. A species of relatively small bears, Helarctos malayanus, found in Southeast Asia.
SUN BEARS, noun. Plural of sun bear
SUN BEETLE, noun. Any of the genus Amara of carabid beetles.
SUN BITTERN, noun. Alternative spelling of sunbittern
SUN BITTERNS, noun. Plural of sun bittern
SUN CREAM, noun. Alternative form of suncream
SUN CROSS, noun. The symbol ⊕, a cross in a circle, frequently found in the symbolism of prehistoric cultures, particularly during the Neolithic to Bronze Age periods.
SUN CROSSES, noun. Plural of sun cross
SUN CURE, noun. A medical cure or programme of recovery involving exposure to sunlight.
SUN DANCE, noun. Alternative form of sundance
SUN DECK, noun. Alternative form of sundeck
SUN DOG, noun. Either of two bright spots, caused by the refraction of sunlight through ice crystals, sometimes seen on the parhelic circle.
SUN DOGS, noun. Plural of sun dog
SUN HAT, noun. Alternative form of sunhat
SUN LAMP, noun. Alternative form of sunlamp
SUN LETTER, noun. (linguistics) One of fourteen Arabic letters that cause the "L" of a preceding definite article to be assimilated in pronunciation. The sun letter suppresses the sound of the "L" and then geminates: al + ṣīn = aṣ-ṣīn. The effect of the sun letter is limited to pronunciation and does not affect the spelling, except that a shadda may be written over the sun letter and in the fully vocalised spelling lām lacks any diacritics: الصِّين. The fourteen sun letters are:
SUN LETTERS, noun. Plural of sun letter
SUN LINE, noun. A navigator's observation of the Sun to determine latitude.
SUN LINES, noun. Plural of sun line
SUN LOUNGE, noun. Sunroom
SUN LOUNGES, noun. Plural of sun lounge
SUN OF JUSTICE, proper noun. (Christianity) (An epithet of) Jesus.
SUN ONESELF, verb. To sunbathe.
SUN OUTAGE, noun. An interruption in, or distortion of, geostationary satellite signals caused by interference from solar radiation
SUN PARLOR, noun. A sunroom
SUN PICTURE, noun. (archaic) A picture taken by the agency of the solar rays; a photograph.
SUN PROTECTION FACTOR, noun. An indication of how long a sunscreen remains effective when applied to the skin
SUN ROOM, noun. A room with many glass windows or walls.
SUN SHOWER, noun. A rain shower which occurs while the sun is shining.
SUN SHOWERS, noun. Plural of sun shower
SUN SPOT, noun. Alternative form of sunspot
SUN SPOTS, noun. Plural of sun spot
SUN STAR, noun. Any of various starfishes belonging to Solaster, Crossaster, and allied genera, having numerous rays.
SUN TEA, noun. Iced tea brewed by placing the tea in a large container with water and leaving it in the sun
SUN TRAP, noun. A location that faces the sun and is sheltered from the wind
SUN TRAPS, noun. Plural of sun trap
SUN VISOR, noun. (automotive) A flap attached to the interior of an automobile by a hinge just above the windscreen/windshield, used to shade the eyes of occupants from the glare of sunlight.
SUN WORSHIPER, noun. Alternative form of sun worshipper
SUN WORSHIPPER, noun. (literal) One who reveres the sun as a deity.
SUN WORSHIPPER, noun. (idiomatic) A person who enjoys exposure to sunlight; an avid sunbather.

Dictionary definition

SUN, noun. The 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"; "the Earth revolves around the Sun".
SUN, noun. The rays of the sun; "the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind".
SUN, noun. A person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc.
SUN, noun. Any star around which a planetary system revolves.
SUN, noun. First day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians.
SUN, verb. Expose one's body to the sun.
SUN, verb. Expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun; "insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble"; "These herbs suffer when sunned".

Wise words

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