Definitions for Sunsetˈsʌnˌsɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sun•setˈsʌnˌsɛt(n.)

  1. the setting of the sun below the horizon in the evening.

    Category: Astronomy

  2. the atmospheric and scenic phenomena accompanying this.

    Category: Astronomy

  3. the time when the sun sets.

    Category: Astronomy

  4. (adj.)(of an industry, technology, etc.) old; declining.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. of or denoting a law requiring the termination of a government program or agency at the end of a specified period unless it is reauthorized by the legislature.

    Category: Law

Origin of sunset:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sunset, sundown(noun)

    the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon

  2. sunset(noun)

    atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun

  3. sunset(adj)

    the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon

  4. sunset(adj)

    of a declining industry or technology

    "sunset industries"

  5. sunset(a)(adj)

    providing for termination

    "a program with a sunset provision"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sunset(noun)ˈsʌnˌsɛt

    the time at which the sun disappears from the sky at the end of the day

    We sat on the balcony to watch the sunset.

Wiktionary

  1. sunset(Noun)

    The time of day when the sun disappears below the western horizon.

  2. sunset(Noun)

    The changes in color of the sky at sunset.

  3. sunset(Noun)

    The final period of the life of a person or thing.

  4. sunset(Noun)

    Of or relating to the final period of the life of a person or thing.

    one's sunset years

  5. sunset(Noun)

    Having a set termination date.

    The tax increase legislation included a sunset clause requiring renewal to prevent the tax increase from expiring.

  6. sunset(Verb)

    To phase out.

    We'll be sunsetting version 1.9 of the software shortly after releasing version 2.0 next quarter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sunset(noun)

    alt. of Sunsetting

Freebase

  1. Sunset

    Sunset or sundown is the daily disappearance of the Sun below the western half of the horizon, i.e. at an azimuth greater than 180 degrees, as a result of Earth's rotation. The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the trailing edge of the Sun's disk disappears below the horizon. The ray path of light from the setting Sun is highly distorted near the horizon because of atmospheric refraction, making the sunset appear to occur when the Sun’s disk is already about one diameter below the horizon. Sunset is distinct from dusk, which is the time at which the sky becomes completely dark, which occurs when the Sun is approximately eighteen degrees below the horizon. The period between sunset and dusk is called twilight. Locations north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle experience no sunset or sunrise at least one day of the year, when the polar day or the polar night persist continuously for 24 hours. Sunset creates unique atmospheric conditions such as the often intense orange and red colors of the Sun and the surrounding sky.


Translations for Sunset

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sunset(noun)

the setting of the sun, or the time of this

the red glow of the sunset.

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