- clime; climate.
- glory; splendor.
- a day.
- a year.
verb (used with object), sunned, sun·ning.
verb (used without object), sunned, sun·ning.
- sumter, fort,
- sun also rises, the,
- sun animalcule,
- sun bath,
- sun bear,
- sun belt
Origin of sun
Examples from the Web for 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|Philip Dray|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The nanas and poppies and grannies and grampses who flocked there to roast in the sun.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Tom Sykes|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And The Sun Also Rises has Jake sexting Brett a picture of his war-damaged member.
The exigencies of the solar system may make it impossible for the sun to be always there, but it should be around when wanted.
The sun shone brightly on the snow, which was unrelieved by a single dark object.The Young Treasure Hunter|Frank V. Webster
Though late in the afternoon, the sun was hot, the air sultry.The Wonder of War on Land|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
This sport may be carried on from the 24th of July till October, from the rising to the setting of the sun.The Natural History of Cage Birds|J. M. Bechstein
During the summer months they should be protected from the direct rays of the sun, and kept well syringed.Talks about Flowers.|M. D. Wellcome
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