Definitions for Sunsetˈsʌnˌsɛt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the setting of the sun below the horizon in the evening.
the atmospheric and scenic phenomena accompanying this.
the time when the sun sets.
(adj.)(of an industry, technology, etc.) old; declining.
Category: Common Vocabulary
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.
Origin of sunset:
the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun
the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon
of a declining industry or technology
providing for termination
"a program with a sunset provision"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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.
The time of day when the sun disappears below the western horizon.
The changes in color of the sky at sunset.
The final period of the life of a person or thing.
Of or relating to the final period of the life of a person or thing.
one's sunset years
Having a set termination date.
The tax increase legislation included a sunset clause requiring renewal to prevent the tax increase from expiring.
To phase out.
We'll be sunsetting version 1.9 of the software shortly after releasing version 2.0 next quarter.
alt. of Sunsetting
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
the setting of the sun, or the time of this
the red glow of the sunset.
- غُروب، مَغيبArabic
- pôr do solPortuguese (BR)
- západ slunceCzech
- der SonnenuntergangGerman
- puesta de sol, crepúsculoSpanish
- غروب آفتابFarsi
- coucher du soleilFrench
- zalazak sunca, smirajCroatian
- saat matahari terbenamIndonesian
- matahari terbenamMalay
- solnedgang, solegladNorwegian
- zachód słońcaPolish
- غروب آفتابPersian
- د لمر پریوتلPashto
- pôr do solPortuguese
- apus de soareRomanian
- západ slnkaSlovak
- sončni zahodSlovenian
- zalazak suncaSerbian
- gün batımı, gurupTurkish
- 日落Chinese (Trad.)
- захід сонця, вечірня зоряUkrainian
- غروب آفتابUrdu
- lúc hoàng hônVietnamese
- 日落Chinese (Simp.)
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