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sun meaning

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  • The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System and is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth.
  • The Sun is a G-type main-sequence star (G2V) based on spectral class and it is informally referred to as a yellow dwarf. It formed approximately 4.
  • The enormous effect of the Sun on the Earth has been recognized since prehistoric times, and the Sun has been regarded by some cultures as a deity.
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    Definition of sun in English Dictionary

  • NounBFthe SunPLsuns
    1. (astronomy) A star,.
      1. The light and warmth which is received from the sun.
        1. (figuratively) Something like the sun in brightness or splendor.
          1. (chiefly literary) Sunrise or sunset.
            1. Imogen: [ …] Pr'ythee, speak, / How many score of miles may we well ride / 'Twixt hour and hour / Pisanio: One score, 'twixt sun and sun, / Madam, 's enough for you; and too much too. / Imogen: Why, one that rode to his execution, man, / Could never go so slow.
        2. VerbBFthe SunSGsunsPRsunningPT, PPsunned
          1. VT To expose to the warmth and radiation of the sun.
            1. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines. A silver snaffle on a heavy leather watch guard which connected the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, together with a huge gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes.
          2. VT To warm or dry in the sunshine.
            1. VI To be exposed to the sun.
              1. VI (alternative medicine) To expose the eyes to the sun as part of the Bates method.
              2. Proper noun
                1. The star that the Earth revolves around and from which it receives light and warmth.
                  1. 'Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the sun was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.
              3. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • We had run above twenty miles when the sun set, carpeting the sea, and tapestrying the sky with a rare unison of delicate green and golden hues [ …]
                  • I cast the species of the Sun onto a sheet of paper through a telescope. ‎
                  • I've hearn it said that when a man has eaten a hearty dinner, and goes to sleep with the hot sun pourin' right down on him, he's apt to see and hear a good many strange things before he wakes up.
                2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • Passive solar energy utilizes building constituents such as walls, floors, roofs, windows, exterior building elements and landscaping to control heat generated by sun.
                  • She undrew the curtain to reveal the shining rays of the sun.
                  • What I find insanely wonderful about this is that technically my friend is now driving a car which is powered by the motherfreakin’ sun.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                    • Proper nouns
                    • Verbs
                      • Intransitive verbs
                        • Transitive verbs
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                      1. en sunshine
                      2. en sunk
                      3. en sunset
                      4. en sunlight
                      5. en sunny
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                      Meaning of sun for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "sun" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a proper noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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