What does Sunshine mean?
Definitions for Sunshine
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Sunshine.
sunlight, sunshine, sunnoun
the rays of the sun
"the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"
fair weather, sunshine, temperatenessnoun
moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities
cheerfulness, cheer, sunniness, sunshinenoun
the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
"flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"
The direct rays, light or warmth of the sun.
A location on which the sun's rays fall.
geniality or cheerfulness.
A source of cheerfulness or joy.
The effect which the sun has when it lights and warms some place.
Used to address someone who has just woken up and/or is very sleepy.
Good morning, sunshine!
Open to and permitting public access, especially with regard to activities that were previously closed-door or back-room meetings.
Because of the sunshine law, we could go to the planning meeting.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Action of the sun; place where the heat and lustre of the sun are powerful.
Etymology: sun and shine.
That man that sits within a monarch’s heart,
And ripens in the sunshine of his favour,
Would he abuse the count’nance of the king,
Alack, what mischiefs might be set abroach,
In shadow of such greatness? William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
He had been many years in that sunshine, when a new comet appeared in court. Edward Hyde.
Sight no obstacle found here, nor shade,
But all sunshine, as when his beams at noon
Culminate from th’ equator. John Milton.
I that in his absence
Blaz’d like a star of the first magnitude,
Now in his brighter sunshine am not seen. John Denham, Sophy.
Nor can we this weak show’r a tempest call,
But drops of heat that in the sunshine fall. Dryden.
The cases prevent the bees getting abroad upon every sunshine day. John Mortimer, Husbandry.
The more favourable you are to me, the more distinctly I see my faults: spots and blemishes are never so plainly discovered as in the brightest sunshine. Alexander Pope.
Sunlight is a portion of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, in particular infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light. On Earth, sunlight is scattered and filtered through Earth's atmosphere, and is obvious as daylight when the Sun is above the horizon. When direct solar radiation is not blocked by clouds, it is experienced as sunshine, a combination of bright light and radiant heat. When blocked by clouds or reflected off other objects, sunlight is diffused. Sources estimate a global average of between 164 watts to 340 watts per square meter over a 24-hour day; this figure is estimated by NASA to be about a quarter of Earth's average total solar irradiance. The ultraviolet radiation in sunlight has both positive and negative health effects, as it is both a requisite for vitamin D3 synthesis and a mutagen. Sunlight takes about 8.3 minutes to reach Earth from the surface of the Sun. A photon starting at the center of the Sun and changing direction every time it encounters a charged particle would take between 10,000 and 170,000 years to get to the surface.Sunlight is a key factor in photosynthesis, the process used by plants and other autotrophic organisms to convert light energy, normally from the Sun, into chemical energy that can be used to synthesize carbohydrates and to fuel the organisms' activities.
the light of the sun, or the place where it shines; the direct rays of the sun, the place where they fall, or the warmth and light which they give
anything which has a warming and cheering influence like that of the rays of the sun; warmth; illumination; brightness
Sunshine is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, lying 11 to 13 km west of the CBD. Its local government area is the City of Brimbank. At the 2011 Census, Sunshine had a population of 8,838.
The light and energy from the sun.
Sunshine is always welcome at any time of the year.
Submitted by MaryC on January 27, 2020
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sunshine is ranked #25659 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Sunshine surname appeared 961 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sunshine.
91.7% or 882 total occurrences were White.
3.9% or 38 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.8% or 18 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.4% or 14 total occurrences were Black.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Sunshine' in Nouns Frequency: #2531
The numerical value of Sunshine in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Sunshine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of Sunshine in a Sentence
She embraced key portions of his legacy -- coming out strong for the health care law, for his push for immigration legislation -- but it wasn't all sunshine and light, she also took subtle digs at his leadership style— she said America was on the wrong track-- I can't believe I'm saying this but at times she sounded almost like a Republican.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow them.
William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 3:
Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
We love every flavor, some of us even like it with a little nip added. But more importantly, we love the woman who created it, Blake Lively. You are a one-of-a-kind, Blake, you are just fun. You are creative. You are sunshine seven days a week. And you're a saint for marrying the man. Sorry, not sorry.
Intellectual liberty is the air of the soul, the sunshine of the mind, and without it, the world is a prison, the universe a dungeon.
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Translations for Sunshine
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- Sluneční svitCzech
- luz del sol, solSpanish
- نور افتابPersian
- aurinko, auringonpaiste, aurinkoisuusFinnish
- ensoleillement, lumière du soleil, soleilFrench
- taitneamh na gréine, grianIrish
- שמש זורחתHebrew
- धूप, सूर्यप्रकाशHindi
- nap, napsütés, napfényHungarian
- արևի արևArmenian
- sinar matahariIndonesian
- luce del soleItalian
- אוֹר שׁHebrew
- 太陽の光, 日光Japanese
- 햇살, 햇빛Korean
- SonneschäinLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- solskinNorwegian Nynorsk
- sol, solskinnNorwegian
- shą́ą́ʼ, sháńdíínNavajo, Navaho
- światło słonecznePolish
- brilho do sol, alegria, [[luz]] [[do]] [[sol]], sol, [[luz]] [[solar]]Portuguese
- raza de soare, soareRomanian
- солнце, солнечный светRussian
- சூரிய ஒளிTamil
- Güneş Işını, Gunes isigiTurkish
- сонячне світлоUkrainian
- ánh sáng mặt trờiVietnamese
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