- 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 sunlike
Historical Examples of sunlike
Anything so sunlike in splendour had not, I imagine, been previously witnessed.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
This car is bright and sunlike, and all its parts are golden.A History of Sanskrit Literature
Arthur A. MacDonell
The youth went to the town where the beautiful maiden dwelt, and told the sunlike one the story of Gulambara and Sulambara.Georgian Folk Tales
In the sweet hour of love, The Sun-god lifted thee away, O child of sunlike beauty!Life Immovable
These are Faraday's sparks exalted by suitable machinery to sunlike splendour.Michael Faraday
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