sun has definitions from the fields of astronomy,physics
[ noun ] (astronomy) 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"

Used in print

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

A bright sun and brisk wind had the track in a fast condition for_the_first_time this week and 8280 St._Patty_Day celebrants bet $ 842617 on the well prepared program .

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

This gives you a better opportunity to get the feel of the climate conditions , the exposure to the sun and wind , the water interests , etcetera , which vary greatly with the seasons .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

We have ample light when the sun sets ; the temperature of our homes is independent of the seasons ; we fly through the air , although gravity pulls us down ; the range of our voice ignores distance .

(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)

The radio_radiation of the sun which is reflected from the moon and planets should be negligible compared with their thermal_emission at centimeter wave_lengths , except possibly at times of exceptional outbursts of solar radio_noise .

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

The Poynting-Robertson effect ( Robertson , 1937 ; Wyatt and Whipple , 1950 ) , which is a retardation of the orbital motion of particles by the relativistic aberration of the repulsive_force of the impinging solar_radiation , causes the dust to spiral into the sun in times much shorter than the age of the Earth .

[ noun ] (physics) the rays of the sun


sunlight sunshine


"the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"

Used in print

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

Pansies are supposed to like it cool , but those great velvety flowers were healthy and perky in the glaring sun .

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

- How much will wind , rain , sun , and temperature affect the use ?

Sometimes , you have a choice of exposure for sites where the topography or trees of the area will provide afternoon shade , morning sun , or whatever may be most_desirable for the use intended .

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

He was torn between the excitement in the sun inflamed waters and a little engine chugging northward on the Monticello_Branch .

(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)

He looked_out through windowpanes turned a faint violet by sun and weather , looked_out at King_'s_Bridge toward Westchester .

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light sunbeam

[ noun ] a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc

Used in print

(Harry Olesker, Impact....)

She was the sun , he the closest planet orbiting around her , the rest of the world existing and visible yet removed .

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[ noun ] (astronomy) any star around which a planetary system evolves

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[ verb ] expose one's body to the sun



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(Hal Kelly, "Build Hotei"...)

The gals can sun themselves in the roomy aft cockpit .

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lie lie sunbather

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4349
[ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 1056
[ 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"

[ noun ] first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians

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rest_day weekend