What does SUN mean?

Definitions for SUNsʌn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SUN.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sun, Sun(noun)

    the 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"; "the Earth revolves around the Sun"

  2. sunlight, sunshine, sun(noun)

    the rays of the sun

    "the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"

  3. sun(noun)

    a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc

  4. sun(noun)

    any star around which a planetary system revolves

  5. Sunday, Lord's Day, Dominicus, Sun(verb)

    first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians

  6. sun, sunbathe(verb)

    expose one's body to the sun

  7. sun, insolate, solarize, solarise(verb)

    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"


  1. sun(Noun)

    A star, especially when seen as the centre of any single solar system.

  2. sun(Noun)

    The light and warmth which is received from the sun.

  3. sun(Noun)

    Something like the sun in brightness or splendor.

  4. sun(Noun)

    Sunrise or sunset.

  5. sun(Verb)

    To expose to the warmth and radiation of the sun.

  6. sun(Verb)

    To warm or dry in the sunshine.

  7. sun(Verb)

    To be exposed to the sun.

  8. sun(ProperNoun)

    The star which the Earth revolves around and from which it receives light and warmth.

  9. Sun(ProperNoun)


  10. Sun(ProperNoun)

    The star at the center of the Solar System, represented in astronomy and astrology by u2609.

  11. Sun(ProperNoun)

    An English tabloid newspaper.

  12. Origin: From sunne, from sunnōn, from heteroclitic inanimate sh̥₂uén 'sun' (compare Welsh huan, Avestan gen. ), oblique of . More at solar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sun(noun)

    see Sunn

  2. Sun(noun)

    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

  3. Sun(noun)

    any heavenly body which forms the center of a system of orbs

  4. Sun(noun)

    the direct light or warmth of the sun; sunshine

  5. Sun(noun)

    that which resembles the sun, as in splendor or importance; any source of light, warmth, or animation

  6. Sun(verb)

    to expose to the sun's rays; to warm or dry in the sun; as, to sun cloth; to sun grain

  7. Origin: [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. Sun

    The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is almost perfectly spherical and consists of hot plasma interwoven with magnetic fields. It has a diameter of about 1,392,684 km, about 109 times that of Earth, and its mass accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System. Chemically, about three quarters of the Sun's mass consists of hydrogen, while the rest is mostly helium. The remainder consists of heavier elements, including oxygen, carbon, neon and iron, among others. The Sun formed about 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a region within a large molecular cloud. Most of the matter gathered in the center, while the rest flattened into an orbiting disk that would become the Solar System. The central mass became increasingly hot and dense, eventually initiating thermonuclear fusion in its core. It is thought that almost all other stars form by this process. The Sun's stellar classification, based on spectral class, is a G-type main-sequence star and is informally designated as a yellow dwarf because its visible radiation is most intense in the yellow-green portion of the spectrum, and although its color is white, from the surface of the Earth it may appear yellow because of atmospheric scattering of blue light. In the spectral class label, G2 indicates its surface temperature of approximately 5778 K, and V indicates that the Sun, like most stars, is a main-sequence star, and thus generates its energy by nuclear fusion of hydrogen nuclei into helium. In its core, the Sun fuses 620 million metric tons of hydrogen each second.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sun

    sun, n. the body which is the source of light and heat to our planetary system: a body which forms the centre of a system of orbs: that which resembles the sun in brightness or value: the sunshine: a revolution of the earth round the sun, a year: sunrise, day: (her.) a bearing representing the sun.—v.t. to expose to the sun's rays.—v.i. to become warm in the sunshine:—pr.p. sun′ning; pa.t. and pa.p. sunned.—n. Sun′beam, a beam or ray of the sun.—adjs. Sun′-beat, -en, smitten by the rays of the sun.—ns. Sun′-bird, a family of small tropical birds, the male with resplendent metallic plumage; Sun′-bitt′ern, a South American bird about the size of a small curlew, long-legged and long-necked, with brilliant many-coloured markings; Sun′-bonn′et, a light bonnet projecting beyond the face to protect from the sun; Sun′bow, an iris formed by the sun, esp. in the spray of a cataract; Sun′burn, a burning or scorching by the sun, esp. the browning of the skin of the face, hands, &c. exposed to the sun.—adjs. Sun′burned, Sun′burnt, burned or discoloured by the sun.—n. Sun′burst, a strong outburst of sunlight.—adj. Sun′-clad, clothed in radiant light.—ns. Sun′-crack, one of the superficial markings frequently seen on the surfaces of thin-bedded flagstones and argillaceous sandstones; Sun′dawn, the light of the dawning sun; Sun′dew, a plant of the genus Drosera, found in bogs and moist heathy ground; Sun′-dī′al, an instrument for measuring time by means of the motion of the sun's shadow cast by a style erected on its surface; Sun′-dog, a mock sun or parhelion; Sun′down, sunset: a hat with a wide brim to shade the eyes; Sun′downer, in Australia, a loafer who saunters from station to station in the interior, arriving about sundown in the hope of getting free rations and lodging for the night: a physician in government employment who practises for private fees after his official hours.—adj. Sun′-dried, dried by exposure to the sun.—ns. Sun′-fish, a fish whose body resembles the forepart of a larger fish cut short off, supposed to be so called from its nearly circular form; Sun′flower, a plant so called from its flower, which is a large disc with yellow rays; Sun′god, the sun considered as a deity; Sun′hat, a light hat with wide brim to shade the face from the sun.—adj. Sun′less, without the sun: deprived of the sun or its rays: shaded: dark.—ns. Sun′lessness; Sun′light, the light of the sun.—adjs. Sun′like, like the sun; Sun′lit, lighted up by the sun.—n. Sun′-myth, a solar myth (see Solar).—p.adj. Sunned, exposed to the sun.—n.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. sun

    1. A giant spot-light, which from the wings of space plays intermittently upon a meaningless ten-twenty-thirty vaudeville show. 2. The root of all evil, the mother of all beauty, and the final tomb of all that is good, bad or indifferent. 3. A dyehouse, probably the first. (The sun was once worshiped as a divinity, but later the competition between gods and divinities became so strenuous that the sun was forgotten, hence his casual earthquakes, floods and other little reminders that we and our gods are only his gimcracks.)

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. Sun

    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 workstation 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.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. SUN

    A yellow arrival from Way Down East, who goes west daily, operates a heating and lighting trust, draws water, prints pictures, develops crops, liquidates the ice business and tans skins on the side. Profits by his daily rays and always has a shine.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SUN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #858

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SUN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1296

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SUN' in Nouns Frequency: #383


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SUN in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SUN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Solar Impulse:

    Our boss is the sun.

  2. Anti-War Poster:

    Let the sun shine in.

  3. Kristen Johnston:

    3rd Rock from the Sun.

  4. Robert Browning:

    My sun sets to rise again.

  5. Sophie Scholl:

    “The sun still shines.”

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