- the rise or ascent of the sun above the horizon in the morning.
- the atmospheric and scenic phenomena accompanying this.
- the time when half the sun has risen above the horizon.
- the open or beginning stage of any period.
- (of an industry, technology, etc.) new and growing; developing; emerging: high-technology sunrise industries.
Origin of sunrise
- a city in SE Florida.
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Examples from the Web for sunrise
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I am watching the sunrise from the 39th floor of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
“It turns out that going for a walk in the morning after sunrise can be especially effective,” says Dr. Rohan.9 Ways to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder
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Since this hearing was taking place during Ramadan, many of the Muslims had been fasting since sunrise.When Bigotry Comes to Your Hometown
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Oh, and it was commonly considered a morning drink—quite the sunrise pick-me-up.The Rise and Fall…and Rise Again of the Old-Fashioned
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The morning was clear, with a temperature at sunrise of 24°.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
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I am a man that is at hard labour of one kind or another from sunrise to sunset.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
"This is the first time I have sat down since sunrise," he laughed.Buried Cities, Part 2
It was about an hour after sunrise, and the day was bright and warm.
"I fancy that after sunrise we won't have time to think about water," he said.
- the daily appearance of the sun above the horizon
- the atmospheric phenomena accompanying this appearance
- Also called (esp US): sunup the time at which the sun rises at a particular locality
- (modifier) of or relating to sunrise industrysunrise technology; sunrise sector
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Word Origin and History for sunrise
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