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Meaning of SUN

Pronunciation:  sun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  any star around which a planetary system evolves
  3. [n]  a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc
  4. [n]  the rays of the sun; "the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"
  5. [n]  first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians
  6. [v]  expose one's body to the sun
  7. [v]  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"

SUN is a 3 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: insolate, Lord's Day, solarise, solarize, sunbathe, Sunday, sunlight, sunshine
 See Also: chromosphere, day of rest, expose, important person, influential person, lie, light, personage, photosphere, rest day, solar system, star, sunbeam, sunray, visible light, visible radiation, weekend



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sun\, n. (Bot.)
    See {Sunn}.
  2. \Sun\, n. [OE. sunne, sonne, AS. sunne; akin to OFries.
    sunne, D. zon, OS. & OHG. sunna, G. sonne, Icel. sunna, Goth.
    sunna; perh. fr. same root as L. sol. [root]297. Cf. {Solar},
    1. 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.
    Note: Its mean apparent diameter as seen from the earth is
          32' 4[sec], and it revolves on its own axis once in
          251/3 days. Its mean density is about one fourth of
          that of the earth, or 1.41, that of water being unity.
          Its luminous surface is called the photosphere, above
          which is an envelope consisting partly of hydrogen,
          called the chromosphere, which can be seen only through
          the spectroscope, or at the time of a total solar
          eclipse. Above the chromosphere, and sometimes
          extending out millions of miles, are luminous rays or
          streams of light which are visible only at the time of
          a total eclipse, forming the solar corona.
    2. Any heavenly body which forms the center of a system of
    3. The direct light or warmth of the sun; sunshine.
             Lambs that did frisk in the sun.      --Shak.
    4. That which resembles the sun, as in splendor or
       importance; any source of light, warmth, or animation.
             For the Lord God is a sun and shield. --Ps. lxxiv.
             I will never consent to put out the sun of
             sovereignity to posterity.            --Eikon
    {Sun and planet wheels} (Mach.), an ingenious contrivance for
       converting reciprocating motion, as that of the working
       beam of a steam engine, into rotatory motion. It consists
       of a toothed wheel (called the sun wheel), firmly secured
       to the shaft it is desired to drive, and another wheel
       (called the planet wheel) secured to the end of a
       connecting rod. By the motion of the connecting rod, the
       planet wheel is made to circulate round the central wheel
       on the shaft, communicating to this latter a velocity of
       revolution the double of its own. --G. Francis.
    {Sun angel} (Zo["o]l.), a South American humming bird of the
       genus {Heliangelos}, noted for its beautiful colors and
       the brilliant luster of the feathers of its throat.
    {Sun animalcute}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Heliozoa}.
    {Sun bath} (Med.), exposure of a patient to the sun's rays;
    {Sun bear} (Zo["o]l.), a species of bear ({Helarctos
       Malayanus}) native of Southern Asia and Borneo. It has a
       small head and short neck, and fine short glossy fur,
       mostly black, but brownish on the nose. It is easily
       tamed. Called also {bruang}, and {Malayan bear}.
    {Sun beetle} (Zo["o]l.), any small lustrous beetle of the
       genus {Amara}.
    {Sun bittern} (Zo["o]l.), a singular South American bird
       ({Eurypyga helias}), in some respects related both to the
       rails and herons. It is beautifully variegated with white,
       brown, and black. Called also {sunbird}, and {tiger
    {Sun fever} (Med.), the condition of fever produced by sun
    {Sun gem} (Zo["o]l.), a Brazilian humming bird ({Heliactin
       cornutus}). Its head is ornamented by two tufts of bright
       colored feathers, fiery crimson at the base and greenish
       yellow at the tip. Called also {Horned hummer}.
    {Sun grebe} (Zo["o]l.), the finfoot.
    {Sun picture}, a picture taken by the agency of the sun's
       rays; a photograph.
    {Sun spots} (Astron.), dark spots that appear on the sun's
       disk, consisting commonly of a black central portion with
       a surrounding border of lighter shade, and usually seen
       only by the telescope, but sometimes by the naked eye.
       They are very changeable in their figure and dimensions,
       and vary in size from mere apparent points to spaces of
       50,000 miles in diameter. The term sun spots is often used
       to include bright spaces (called facul[ae]) as well as
       dark spaces (called macul[ae]). Called also {solar spots}.
       See Illustration in Appendix.
    {Sun star} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
       starfishes belonging to {Solaster}, {Crossaster}, and
       allied genera, having numerous rays.
    {Sun trout} (Zo["o]l.), the squeteague.
    {Sun wheel}. (Mach.) See {Sun and planet wheels}, above.
    {Under the sun}, in the world; on earth. ``There is no new
       thing under the sun.'' --Eccl. i. 9.
    Note: Sun is often used in the formation of compound
          adjectives of obvious meaning; as, sun-bright,
          sun-dried, sun-gilt, sunlike, sun-lit, sun-scorched,
          and the like.
  3. \Sun\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sunned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To expose to the sun's rays; to warm or dry in the sun; as,
    to sun cloth; to sun grain.
          Then to sun thyself in open air.         --Dryden.
Computing Dictionary

sun microsystems

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing the sun in your dream, symbolizes peace of mind, enlightenment, tranquility, fortune, goodwill, and insight. It also represents radiant energy. It is a good omen to have the sun shining in your dream.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. shemesh), first mentioned along with the moon as the two great luminaries of heaven (Gen. 1:14-18). By their motions and influence they were intended to mark and divide times and seasons. The worship of the sun was one of the oldest forms of false religion (Job 31:26,27), and was common among the Egyptians and Chaldeans and other pagan nations. The Jews were warned against this form of idolatry (Deut. 4:19; 17:3; comp. 2 Kings 23:11; Jer. 19:13).