What does Sunset mean?

Definitions for Sunset
ˈsʌnˌsɛtSun·set

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sunset, sundownnoun

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

  2. sunsetnoun

    atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun

  3. sunsetadjective

    the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon

  4. sunsetadjective

    of a declining industry or technology

    "sunset industries"

  5. sunset(a)adjective

    providing for termination

    "a program with a sunset provision"

Wiktionary

  1. sunsetnoun

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

  2. sunsetnoun

    The changes in color of the sky at sunset.

  3. sunsetnoun

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

  4. sunsetnoun

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

    one's sunset years

  5. sunsetnoun

    Having a set termination date.

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

  6. sunsetverb

    To phase out.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sunsetnoun

    Close of the day; evening.

    Etymology: sun and set.

    When the sun sets the air doth drizzle dew;
    But for the sunset of my brother’s son
    It rains downright. William Shakespeare.

    The stars are of greater use than for men to gaze on after sunset. Walter Raleigh.

    At sunset to their ship they make return,
    And snore secure on deck ’till rosy morn. Dryden.

    He observant of the parting ray,
    Eyes the calm sunset of thy various day
    Through fortune’s cloud. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sunsetnoun

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sunset in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sunset in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Sunset in a Sentence

  1. Ali Gohar:

    Now our children don’t skip school. They find enough time at home to study and finish their schoolwork even after sunset.

  2. State John Kerry:

    Iran has agreed to refrain from producing or acquiring highly enriched uranium and weapons-grade plutonium for nuclear weapons forever, when it comes to verification and monitoring, there is absolutely no sunset in this agreement. Not in 10 years, not in 15 years, not in 20 years, not in 25 years - no sunset ever.

  3. The MIC Coalition:

    The decrees have helped mitigate anti-competitive behavior, while also ensuring songwriters and creators get paid when their music is played in the millions of American venues, the modification, elimination or even the possible sunset of the decrees at the present time would lead to chaos for the entire marketplace.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    It is my hope that the administration will be willing to accept important limits in a new authorization as well as the sunset or repeal of the old [ authorizations ], as this will be necessary to ensure strong bipartisan support and meet the goals the president set last summer of refining and repealing the prior authorizations.

  5. Frankie Edgar:

    I’ve been kind of kicking the idea of retirement around since my last fight. The last couple of fights obviously didn’t go the way I wanted them to, but me, if I’m being honest I’d fight forever, you know? But that’s kind of selfish to my family and the people that care about me, so I think I need to kind of announce my retirement, have a retirement so I can sail off into the sunset a little bit.

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