sun

/sʌn / (say sun)

noun
1. (often upper case) the star which is the central body of the solar system and around which the planets revolve, and from which they receive light and heat. Its mean distance from the earth is about 1.5 × 108 kilometres, its diameter about 1.4 × 106 kilometres, and its mass about 332 958 times that of the earth. Its period of surface rotation is about 26 days at its equator but longer in greater latitudes.
2. the sun considered with reference to its position in the sky, its visibility, the season of the year, the time at which or the place where it is seen, etc.
3. a self-luminous heavenly body.
4. sunshine: to be exposed to the sun.
5. a figure or representation of the sun, as a heraldic bearing usually surrounded with rays and charged with the features of a human face.
6. something likened to the sun in brightness, splendour, etc.
verb (sunned, sunning)
verb (t)
7. to expose to the sun's rays.
8. to warm, dry, etc., in the sunshine.
9. to put, bring, make, etc. (as specified), by exposure to the sun's rays.
verb (i)
10. to expose oneself to the sun's rays.
phrase
11. a place in the sun, a pleasant or advantageous situation.
12. one's time in the sun, the moment when one is at the peak of one's chosen profession or pursuit, winning acclaim from others.
13. sun up, (of weather) to clear and become sunny.
14. under the sun, on earth: the most beautiful girl under the sun.
{Middle English and Old English sunne}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sun Ce — Portrait de Sun Ce d après une édition du Roman des Trois Royaumes de la dynastie Qing. Chef de guerre de Wu Naissance 175 d …   Wikipédia en Français

  • SUN — Microsystems Unternehmensform Aktiengesellschaft Gründung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sun — (teilweise für engl. Sonne) bezeichnet: Sun (Automarke), eine deutsche Automobilmarke Sun (Band), eine deutsche Rock Metal Band Sun Microsystems, ein US amerikanisches Unternehmen Sun Chemical, einen Hersteller von Druckfarben und Pigmenten Sun… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SUN — Microsystems, Inc. Год основания 1982 Ключевые фигуры Скотт Макнили (председатель совета директоров), Джонатан Шварц (генеральный/исполнительный директор) Тип …   Википедия

  • Sun-4 — Sun 4  серия рабочих станций и серверов, запущенная корпорацией Sun Microsystems в июне 1987[1]. Системы серии Sun 4 были похожи на машины серии Sun 3, но использовали микропроцессоры, основанные на архитектуре SPARC V7[2], вместо… …   Википедия

  • Sun Ra — au conservatoire de Nouvelle Angleterre, le 27 février 1992 Nom Herman Poole Blount Naissance 22 mai …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sun-1 — was the first generation of UNIX computer workstations and servers produced by Sun Microsystems, launched in May 1982. These were based on a CPU board designed by Andy Bechtolsheim while he was a graduate student at Stanford University and funded …   Wikipedia

  • Sun-4 — bezeichnet eine seit 1987 von Sun Microsystems produzierte Reihe von Unix Workstations und Servern. Die ursprüngliche Sun 4 Reihe bestand wie die Sun 3 Reihe aus VMEbus Systemen, die aber anstelle von 68k Prozessoren mit auf Suns eigener SPARC V7 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sun Fu — (chinesisch 孫府), Großjährigkeitsname Guoyi (國儀) war ein General der Wu Dynastie zur Zeit der Drei Reiche im alten China. Er war der zweite Sohn von Sun Qiang, dem älteren Zwillingsbruder des Generals Sun Jian. Am Angriff seines Vetters Sun… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sun He — (chinesisch 孫和 / 孙和), Großjährigkeitsname Zixiao (子孝 Zǐxiào), formell Kaiser Wen von Wu (文皇帝 Wen huangdi; * 223; † 253) war einer der Söhne und zeitweise Kronprinz von Sun Quan, dem ersten Kaiser der Wu Dynastie. Er wurde …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sun — 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}, {South}.] 1. The luminous orb, the light of which constitutes day,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.