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.

Wikipedia

  1. Sunset

    Sunset, also known as sundown, is the daily disappearance of the Sun below the horizon due to Earth's rotation. As viewed from everywhere on Earth (except the North and South poles), the equinox Sun sets due west at the moment of both the spring and autumn equinoxes. As viewed from the Northern Hemisphere, the Sun sets to the northwest (or not at all) in the spring and summer, and to the southwest in the autumn and winter; these seasons are reversed for the Southern Hemisphere. The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the upper limb of the Sun disappears below the horizon. Near the horizon, atmospheric refraction causes sunlight rays to be distorted to such an extent that geometrically the solar disk is already about one diameter below the horizon when a sunset is observed. Sunset is distinct from twilight, which is divided into three stages. The first one is civil twilight, which begins once the Sun has disappeared below the horizon, and continues until it descends to 6 degrees below the horizon. The second phase is nautical twilight, between 6 and 12 degrees below the horizon. The third phase is astronomical twilight, which is the period when the Sun is between 12 and 18 degrees below the horizon. Dusk is at the very end of astronomical twilight, and is the darkest moment of twilight just before night. Finally, night occurs when the Sun reaches 18 degrees below the horizon and no longer illuminates the sky.Locations further north than the Arctic Circle and further south than the Antarctic Circle experience no full sunset or sunrise on at least one day of the year, when the polar day or the polar night persists continuously for 24 hours.

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  1. sunset

    Sunset is the time of day when the sun disappears below the horizon in the west due to the Earth's rotation. It is often associated with twilight, the period of time when the sky is illuminated by the scattered sunlight. Sunsets are notable for their vibrant colors like red, pink, orange, and purple. In a broader sense, the term sunset can also refer to the ending or disappearance of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sunsetnoun

    alt. of Sunsetting

Wikidata

  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. Benjamin F Sullivan:

    God is discovered entirely through creation - the brilliance of a sunset, the powerful roar of a waterfall, the symphony of sounds you hear in the heart of the forest, or the vastness of space and its countless stars. God is the mastermind behind all matter - every earth shattering scientific discovery and mystery that is yet to be unraveled was dreamed and enacted by God.

  2. Ronald Reagan:

    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

  3. Dennis Quaid:

    Special Screening at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on October 20, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Marco Garcia/Getty Images for Lionsgate Entertainment) CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Sharks singer revealed he waited for the perfect sunset while the pair were visitingTurtle Bay in Oahu to pop the question. She was actually taking a selfie of us, and I put the ring in front and said, Will you marry me? And then she fell down.

  4. Yahya Al Hashemi:

    We just washed and were getting ready to head to the Masjid al-Haram for the Maghrib prayer( sunset prayer), it was a sandstorm which turned to rainstorm and lot of the construction covering boards were flying around, and lots of cracking noises which unfortunately ended with this tragedy. ... Everybody was pushing trying to escape from inside towards the exits.

  5. Andrew Lincoln:

    Scott Gimple called me up and said, ‘ William Riggs’re going to hate this one. ’ Scott Gimple’s very good about alerting the cast when there’s going to be a( character) death, i just did n’t speak for a minute. I always thought Carl was going to be the one who led the show forward ; that Rick would hand over his boots and revolver when he walked off into the sunset in Season 28.

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