- clime; climate.
- glory; splendor.
- a day.
- a year.
verb (used with object), sunned, sun·ning.
verb (used without object), sunned, sun·ning.
Origin of sun
Examples from the Web for sun
Contemporary Examples of sun
They will do it,” Revels declared, “as certainly as the sun shines in the heavens.The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate
January 7, 2015
The nanas and poppies and grannies and grampses who flocked there to roast in the sun.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’
January 7, 2015
He likes when the sun glances off it from the top, because it looks like the black marlin.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
She had to break the news to William that The Sun had the story.Pulled Documentary Says William Felt ‘Used’ by Charles’ Push for Camilla
December 30, 2014
As the sun set on Monday and the search was called off for the day, there had been no positive update on the possible wreckage.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370
December 29, 2014
Historical Examples of sun
We always think the sun drops down away from us, but it stays still.
By meridian altitudes of sun, Lyrae (Vega), 32 degrees 15 minutes.
"I ordered the sun turned on at just this point," replied her husband, with a large air.
When the sun arose in the morning he did not say "Behold another day."Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
By meridian altitude of sun, camp is in latitude 31 degrees 53 minutes South.
verb suns, sunning or sunned
Word Origin for sun
Old English sunne, from Proto-Germanic *sunnon (cf. Old Norse, Old Saxon, Old High German sunna, Middle Dutch sonne, Dutch zon, German Sonne, Gothic sunno), from PIE *s(u)wen- (cf. Avestan xueng "sun," Old Irish fur-sunnud "lighting up"), alternative form of root *saewel- "to shine, sun" (see Sol).
Old English sunne was fem., and the fem. pronoun was used until 16c.; since then masc. has prevailed. The empire on which the sun never sets (1630) originally was the Spanish, later the British. To have one's place in the sun (1680s) is from Pascal's "Pensées"; the German imperial foreign policy sense (1897) is from a speech by von Bülow.
1510s, "to set something in the sun," from sun (n.). Meaning "to expose oneself to the sun" is recorded from c.1600. Sun-bathing is attested from c.1600.
In addition to the idiom beginning with sun
- sun belt
- sunny side
- everything but the kitchen sink (under the sun)
- make hay while the sun shines
- nothing new under the sun
- place in the sun