- 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 sunned
Paint and floors were scoured; walls swept; beds shaken and sunned, and furniture polished.Bee and Butterfly|Lucy Foster Madison
Pale women and children emerged from their laager, put on their finery, sunned themselves, and did their shopping.South African Memories|Lady Sarah Wilson
Flour, whether old or 20 new, should always be sunned and aired before being used.Housekeeping in Old Virginia|Marion Cabell Tyree
Almost every night they stopped at a different hotel, and she sunned herself in the admiring glances of fresh tables-d'hte.The Tree of Knowledge|Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
But it was rather too cool for real enjoyment in the water, and they soon came out and sunned themselves on the sand.Missing at Marshlands|Cleo Garis
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