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Definition of Sun

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expose to the sun's rays; warm or dry in the sunshine; expose oneself to the sun's rays, warm oneself in the sunshine
star at the center of the solar system around which the planets revolve; light and heat given off by the sun; star
first day of the week, day before Monday
Sun Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
sol solis
Middle-earth v2.2b
Laurelin's last fruit.
After the Darkening of Valinor, with the aid of Yavanna and Nienna, the dying Trees of the Valar produced a last single flower, and a last single fruit. Of these, the fruit was borne by Laurelin, the Golden Tree. Filled with radiant fire, it was hallowed by Manwë, and set in a vessel made by Aulë and his people. To pilot the vessel, the Valar chose a fire-spirit of the Maiar: the maiden known as Arien, who took on the form of a naked flame before guiding the newly made Sun aloft.
The sun-maiden guided her charge into the skies above Valinor beyond the Western Sea, and so the first sunrise was in the West, not the east as it is today. In Middle-earth, the Elves had dwelt in darkness beneath the stars since Melkor destroyed the Lamps of the Valar long ages before. Now at last the Hither Lands were filled with brilliant light, bringing new life to the lands, and new hope to the Elves. As the Sun rose in the West, the first Men awoke in the eastern lands of Middle-earth, and the first thing they saw was the shining new light. Many of them followed the light across the Earth towards the western lands, and some eventually found their way into Beleriand to become the fathers of the Edain. Because of the time of their awakening, Men were known to the Elves as the Children of the Sun.
While Middle-earth stirred under the new light, Melkor was dismayed by it, and for a while his power was checked. Even in the Third Age, most of the Orcs could not venture abroad in sunlight, and it was even powerful enough to turn trolls to stone, though eventually both Sauron and Saruman found ways to overcome this.
After the first sunrise in the West, Varda had planned for the Sun, and its companion the Moon, to remain forever in a nightless sky. She was persuaded against this by Lórien and Estë, and at last called the Sun back into Valinor: for those east of the Great Sea, this was the first sunset. From that time onward, the Sun descended each evening into the depths of the Outer Sea, and passed beneath the World, to rise again in the eastern sky as she does to this day.
Sun Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To expose to the sun's rays; to warm or dry in the sun; as, to sun cloth; to sun grain.
The luminous orb, the light of which constitutes day, and its absence night; the central body round which the earth and planets revolve, by which they are held in their orbits, and from which they receive light and heat. Its mean distance from the earth is about 92,500,000 miles, and its diameter about 860,000.
The direct light or warmth of the sun; sunshine.
That which resembles the sun, as in splendor or importance; any source of light, warmth, or animation.
See Sunn.
Any heavenly body which forms the center of a system of orbs.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

\sun\ (?), n. (bot.) see sunn.
\sun\ (?), n. [oe. sunne, sonne, as. sunne; akin to ofries. sunne, d. zon, os. & ohg. sunna, g. sonne, icel. sunna, goth. sunna; perh. fr. same root as l. sol. ?297. cf. solar, south.]
1. the luminous orb, the light of which constitutes day, and its absence night; the central body round which the earth and planets revolve, by which they are held in their orbits, and from which they receive light and heat. its mean distance from the earth is about 92,500,000 miles, and its diameter about 860,000.
note: its mean apparent diameter as seen from the earth is 32? 4?, and it revolves on its own axis once in 25⅓ days. its mean density is about one fourth of that of the earth, or 1.41, that of water being unity. its luminous surface is called the photosphere, above which is an envelope consisting partly of hydrogen, called the chromosphere, which can be seen only through the spectroscope, or at the time of a total solar eclipse. above the chromosphere, and sometimes extending out millions of miles, are luminous rays or streams of light which are visible only at the time of a total eclipse, forming the solar corona.
2. any heavenly body which forms the center of a system of orbs.
3. the direct light or warmth of the sun; sunshine. lambs that did frisk in the sun.
4. that which resembles the sun, as in splendor or importance; any source of light, warmth, or animation. for the lord god is a sun and shield. lxxiv. 11. i will never consent to put out the sun of sovereignity to posterity.
and planet wheels (mach.), an ingenious contrivance for converting reciprocating motion, as that of the working beam of a steam engine, into rotatory motion. it consists of a toothed wheel (called the sun wheel), firmly secured to the shaft it is desired to drive, and another wheel (called the planet wheel) secured to the end of a connecting rod. by the motion of the connecting rod, the planet wheel is made to circulate round the central wheel on the shaft, communicating to this latter a velocity of revolution the double of its own. francis.
angel (zo?l.), a south american humming bird of the genus heliangelos, noted for its beautiful colors and the brilliant luster of the feathers of its throat.
animalcute. (zo?l.) see heliozoa.
bath (med.), exposure of a patient to the sun's rays; insolation.
bear (zo?l.), a species of bear (helarctos malayanus) native of southern asia and borneo. it has a small head and short neck, and fine short glossy fur, mostly black, but brownish on the nose. it is easily tamed. called also bruang, and malayan bear.
beetle (zo?l.), any small lustrous beetle of the genus amara.
bittern (zo?l.), a singular south american bird (eurypyga helias), in some respects related both to the rails and herons. it is beautifully variegated with white, brown, and black. called also sunbird, and tiger bittern
fever (med.), the condition of fever produced by sun stroke.
gem (zo?l.), a brazilian humming bird (heliactin cornutus). its head is ornamented by two tufts of bright colored feathers, fiery crimson at the base and greenish yellow at the tip. called also horned hummer.
grebe (zo?l.), the finfoot.
picture, a picture taken by the agency of the sun's rays; a photograph.
spots (astron.), dark spots that appear on the sun's disk, consisting commonly of a black central portion with a surrounding border of lighter shade, and usually seen only by the telescope, but sometimes by the naked eye. they are very changeable in their figure and dimensions, and vary in size from mere apparent points to spaces of 50,000 miles in diameter. the term sun spots is often used to incl
The Phrase Finder
From the Bible. Ephesians 4:26. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.
Christopher North, in Noctes Ambrosianae, 'His Majesty's dominions, on which the sun never sets.'
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
g(h)rian f.
the sun is shining: Tá an ghrian ag taitneamh
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Annhesog = a. void of sun heat
Graid = n. sun heat; ardency = a. ardent, vehement
Haul = n. the sun
Huan = n. Phoebus, the sun
Sul = n. what extends round; the Sun. Dydd Sul, Sunday
Tydain = n. Titan, the sun
Australian Slang
1. leave very quickly; be out of there; 2. become extremely rotten; stinking
1. leave very quickly; 2. become extremely rotten; stinking
to leave quickly
have a very high opinion of oneself
anywhere on earth
WordNet 2.0

1. first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians
(synonym) Sunday, Lord's Day, Dominicus
(hypernym) rest day, day of rest
(part-holonym) weekend

1. a typical star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system; "the sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system"
(hypernym) star
(member-holonym) solar system
(part-meronym) chromosphere
2. the rays of the sun; "the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"
(synonym) sunlight, sunshine
(hypernym) light, visible light, visible radiation
(part-meronym) sunbeam, sunray
(derivation) insolate, solarize, solarise
3. a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc
(hypernym) important person, influential person, personage
4. any star around which a planetary system evolves
(hypernym) star

1. expose one's body to the sun
(synonym) sunbathe
(hypernym) lie
(derivation) sunlight, sunshine
2. expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun; "insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble"; "These herbs suffer when sunned"
(synonym) insolate, solarize, solarise
(hypernym) expose
(derivation) sunlight, sunshine
Sun Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Exchange: NYSE
Holding company with subsidiaries which refine and market petroleum; Produce and market crude oil, condensate, natural gas and natural gas liquids internationally; Conduct coal mining and oil sand mining operations; Upgrade extracted bitumen; Lease equipment; Manufacture and market commodity and intermediate petrochemicals, including
Sun Community Bancorp, Limited
Exchange: Nasdaq
Bank holding company with subsidiaries which perform commercial banking operations, mortgage banking, trust services and other related financial activities.
Exchange: NYSE
Holding company with subsidiaries which own and operate resort and casino properties, offering luxury hotel rooms, golf, tennis, gaming facilities, restaurants and swimming pools, in the bahamas, atlantic city, connecticut and the indian ocean; And operate tour service which wholesales tour packages and provides reservation services.
Exchange: NYSE
Provides a wide range of savings, retirement, pension and life and health insurance products and services to individual and corporate customers. new registrant.
Sun Bancshares Inc
Exchange: OTCBB
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Sun Bancorp, Inc.
Exchange: Nasdaq
Bank holding company with subsidiaries which perform commercial banking operations, mortgage banking, investment banking services, investment advisory services and other related financial activities.
Sun Bancorp, Inc.
Exchange: Nasdaq
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Sun Bancorp, Inc.
Exchange: Nasdaq
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Sun Hydraulics Corporation
Exchange: Nasdaq
Designs and manufactures high-performance, screw-in hydraulic cartridge valves and manifolds which control force, speed and motion as integral components in fluid power systems.
Sun Bancorp, Inc. (SUN)
Exchange: Nasdaq
Bank holding company with subsidiary which performs commercial banking operations, trust services, mortgage banking services, insurance services and other related financial activities.
Exchange: NYSE
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Exchange: OTCBB
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Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Exchange: Nasdaq
Designs, manufactures and sells desktop systems, a broad range of servers, storage subsystems and network switches; Provides wide range of global services, including system support, education, information technology consulting, systems integration and system/network management, for heterogeneous network computing
Sun Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of the sun
Dream Dictionary
To dream of seeing a clear, shining sunrise, foretells joyous events and prosperity, which give delightful promises.

To see the sun at noontide, denotes the maturity of ambitions and signals unbounded satisfaction.

To see the sunset, is prognostic of joys and wealth passing their zenith, and warns you to care for your interests with renewed vigilance.

A sun shining through clouds, denotes that troubles and difficulties are losing hold on you, and prosperity is nearing you.

If the sun appears weird, or in an eclipse, there will be stormy and dangerous times, but these will eventually pass, leaving your business and domestic affairs in better forms than before.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Dream Quotations
If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
Dream Symbols
Hands-on / Spiritual healer
Sun Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
The star at the centre of the solar system, around which the Earth and other planets orbit. It is a yellow dwarf and has a spectral classification of G2. It is about 4.6 billion years old and contains 2 x 1030 kg of material. Its diameter is over 100 times that of the Earth, having formed by accretion in the gravitational collapse of the solar nebula. Products of radioactive decay in asteroids indicate that the gravitational collapse was possibly triggered by a nearby supernova some 4.6 billion years ago. See also chromosphere, photosphere, solar cycle, solar wind, sunspots.
Sun Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Computer Abbreviations v1.5
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
9300+ Computer Acronyms
Stanford University Network
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Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Jargon File
n. Sun Microsystems. Hackers remember that the name was originally an acronym, Stanford University Network. Sun started out around 1980 with some hardware hackers (mainly) from Stanford talking to some software hackers (mainly) from UC Berkeley; Sun's original technology concept married a clever board design based on the Motorola 68000 to BSD Unix. Sun went on to lead the worstation industry through the 1980s, and for years afterwards remained an engineering-driven company and a good place for hackers to work. Though Sun drifted away from its techie origins after 1990 and has since made some strategic moves that disappointed and annoyed many hackers (especially by maintaining proprietary control of Java and rejecting Linux), it's still considered within the family in much the same way DEC was in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Jensen's Technology Glossary
Sun Microsystem computers, most of which are network workstations using Unix operating systems. The Sun Microsystems SPARClassic M (under $5,000) and 10SX (over $15,000) are designed to compete with the SGI Indago line for multimedia computing. (See also SGI, Sparc, and Unix)
Sun Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The Sun (in Greek: Helios, in Latin: Sol) is the star at the center of the Solar System and is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth. It is a nearly perfect spherical ball of hot plasma, with internal convective motion that generates a magnetic field via a dynamo process. Its diameter is about 109 times that of Earth, and it has a mass about 330,000 times that of Earth, accounting for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System. About three quarters of the Sun's mass consists of hydrogen; the rest is mostly helium, with much smaller quantities of heavier elements, including oxygen, carbon, neon and iron.

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The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System.

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Sun is a transliteration of a common Chinese surname (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Sun). Other transliterations include Suen (Hong Kong and regions with Cantonese-speaking populations), Sen (Amoy dialect), Sng (Teochew), Tôn (Vietnam), Son (Japan/Korea), Soon (regions with Hokkien-speaking populations), Suan (Philippines), and Swen.

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Sun..! was the debut release from the British band Silver Sun. At the time of release Sun was also the name of the band, though after finding out there was a German band with the same name the band were forced to change their name. [1]

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The Sun is a daily tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Founded in 1964 as a successor broadsheet to the Daily Herald, it became a tabloid in 1969 after it was purchased by its current owners. It is published by the News Group Newspapers division of News UK, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

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Sun Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
Klingon - English
n. discipline
Sun Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Heb. shemesh), first mentioned along with the moon as the two great luminaries of heaven (Gen. 1:14-18). By their motions and influence they were intended to mark and divide times and seasons. The worship of the sun was one of the oldest forms of false religion (Job 31:26,27), and was common among the Egyptians and Chaldeans and other pagan nations. The Jews were warned against this form of idolatry (Deut. 4:19; 17:3; comp. 2 Kings 23:11; Jer. 19:13).
Smith's Bible Dictionary

In the history of "greater light," of the creation the sun is described as "greater light," in contradistinction to the moon, the "lesser light," in conjunction with which it was to serve "for signs and for seasons, and for days, and for years," while its special office was "to rule the day." (Genesis 1:14-16) The "signs" referred to were probably such extraordinary phenomena as eclipses, which were regarded as conveying premonitions of coming events. (Jeremiah 10:2; Matthew 24:29) with Luke 21:25 The joint influence assigned to the sun and moon in deciding the "seasons," both for agricultural operations and for religious festivals, and also in regulating the length and subdivisions of the years "correctly describes the combination of the lunar and solar year which prevailed at all events subsequent to the Mosaic period. Sunrise and sunset are the only defined points of time in the absence of artificial contrivances for telling the hour of the day. Between these two points the Jews recognized three periods, viz., when the sun became hot, about 9 A.M. (1 Samuel 11:9; Nehemiah 7:3) the double light, or noon. (Genesis 43:16; 2 Samuel 4:5) and "the cool of the day," shortly before sunset. (Genesis 3:8) The sun also served to fix the quarters of the hemisphere, east, west north and south, which were represented respectively by the rising sun, the setting sun, (Isaiah 45:6; Psalms 50:1) the dark quarter, (Genesis 13:14; Joel 2:20) and the brilliant quarter, (33:23; Job 37:17; Ezekiel 40:24) or otherwise by their position relative to a person facing the rising sun-before, behind, on the left hand and on the right hand. (Job 23:8,9) The worship of the sun, as the most prominent and powerful agent in the kingdom of nature, was widely diffused throughout the countries adjacent to Palestine. The Arabians appear to have paid direct worship to it without the intervention of any statue or symbol, (Job 31:26,27) and this simple style of worship was probably familiar to the ancestors of the Jews in Chaldaea and Mesopotamia. The Hebrews must have been well acquainted with the idolatrous worship of the sun during the captivity in Egypt, both from the contiguity of On, the chief seat of the worship of the sun, as implied in the name itself (On being the equivalent of the Hebrew Bethshemesh, "house of the sun") (Jeremiah 43:13) and also from the connection between Joseph and Potipherah("he who belongs to Ela") the priest of On, (Genesis 41:45) After their removal to Canaan, the Hebrews came in contact with various forms of idolatry which originated in the worship of the sun; such as the Baal of the Phoenicians, the Molech or Milcom of the Ammonites, and the Hadad of the Syrians. The importance attached to the worship of the sun by the Jewish kings may be inferred from the fact that the horses sacred to the sun were stalled within the precincts of the temple. (2 Kings 23:11) In the metaphorical language of Scripture the sun is emblematic of the law of God, (Psalms 19:7) of the cheering presence of God, (Psalms 84:11) of the person of the Saviour, (John 1:9; Malachi 4:2) and of the glory and purity of heavenly beings. (Revelation 1:16; 10:1)
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
heat; the sun
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Sun The central focus of radiating energy, physical and spiritual, of any solar system. In our solar system the sun is one of several suns subordinate to the more central sun of the universal solar system. In the solar cosmos as a whole it is the Logos, the head of the septenary hierarchy of creative forces, corresponding to the Christos, Abraxas, Mithras, Dionysos, etc., in man. Its names among the many peoples of the earth are countless: Osiris, Ormazd, Apollo, Phoebus, Ammon-Ra, Helios, Surya, etc. Symbolized by the circle with a central point, it is for its own system the All-Father. Sun worship, in the occult sense, was once the universal foundation of religion, but it has mostly given place to what is really lunar worship. The sun is often found contrasted with the moon as spiritual is with material; and solar magic means white magic as contrasted with the dark lunar magic. Thus we find deities classed as solar and lunar, or particular deities have both a solar and a lunar aspect. As Father and Son he is seen in Osiris and Horus, atman and buddhi-manas, God and Christos.
Our visible sun, though the center of its system, is not the father of the planets but their "co-uterine brother," one of the "eight sons of Aditi." It is not the creator of the fohatic forces, but their radiating focus. Nor is it an incandescent and cooling body; it is nature's great laboratory of intelligently vital and electromagnetic forces for our system. "The Sun is the heart of the Solar World (System) and its brain is hidden behind the (visible) Sun. From thence, sensation is radiated into every nerve-centre of the great body, and the waves of the life-essence flow into each artery and vein. . . . The planets are its limbs and pulses" (SD 1:541).
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Tarot Cards
Let your light shine, confident in the sacred power of your original nature.
The Sun advises you to have confidence in your natural divinity. Throw off the negative cultural conditioning that keeps you from being real with yourself. Step into the full light of truth so that your true motives, principles and mission are revealed. Once done, you will no longer lose energy to the people, projects or belief systems that shame you or emphasize what is negative. Focus on the good rather than fighting the bad. Your authentic shining self can be a light for others if you project it without contrivance.
Because The Sun Arcanum personifies self-cultivation and Self Initiation in the classical scheme, the overall theme of this card is “back to Eden” or “Reversal of the Fall from Grace.” It is here that one’s original nature or unconditioned Being can be encountered in health and safety. The limitations of time and space are stripped away; the soul rests and is refreshed, protected from the chaos outside the garden walls.
Divinatory meanings: Satisfaction. Contentment. Success. Favorable social relationships. Love. Joy. Devotion. Unselfish sentiment. Engagement. A happy marriage. Pleasure in daily existence. Earthly happiness. The contentment derived from extending oneself to another person. A good friend. High spirits. Warmth. Sincerity. The rewards of a new friendship. Pleasure from simple things. Achievement of the arts. Acceptance of life.
Reversed meanings: Unhappiness. Loneliness. Possibly a broken engagement or marriage. Canceled plans. Triumph delayed although not necessarily lost. Clouded future. Lack of friendship.
Glossary of Astrological Terms
The Sun, central power source of our solar system. The Sun stands for the individuality in the nativity. It rules Leo and is exalted in Aries. More about the Sun.