Definition and Meanings for sun

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Sun is ranked 24,320 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of sun

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of sun

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. solar, south

Meaning of sun


as noun

  • see sunn.

as noun

  • 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.
  • any heavenly body which forms the center of a system of orbs.
  • the direct light or warmth of the sun; sunshine.
  • that which resembles the sun, as in splendor or importance; any source of light, warmth, or animation.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to expose to the sun's rays; to warm or dry in the sun; as, to sun cloth; to sun grain.
  • No antonyms for sun

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