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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


  1. sundownnoun


    We'll meet by the pier at sundown; don't forget to bring your kazoo.


  1. Sundown

    Sundown is a song by Canadian folk artist Gordon Lightfoot, from the titular album, released as a single in March 1974. "Sundown" reached No. 1 on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 and easy listening charts and No. 13 on the Hot Country singles chart, as well as No. 1 in Canada on RPM's national singles chart. It was Lightfoot's only single to reach No. 1 on the Hot 100.


  1. sundown

    Sundown is the time of day when the sun disappears below the horizon, typically associated with evening or the beginning of night. It signals the transition from day to night and is also known as sunset.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sundownnoun

    the setting of the sun; sunset

  2. Sundownnoun

    a kind of broad-brimmed sun hat worn by women


  1. Sundown

    "Sundown" is one of the most popular songs by Canadian folk artist Gordon Lightfoot. Released in March 1974, "Sundown" allowed Lightfoot to regain the momentum that his career had gained three years earlier with "If You Could Read My Mind" and other songs. It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and easy listening charts, and number thirteen on the Hot Country singles chart.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sundown is ranked #146201 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sundown surname appeared 113 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sundown.

    50.4% or 57 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    20.3% or 23 total occurrences were White.
    10.6% or 12 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    9.7% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sundown in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sundown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of sundown in a Sentence

  1. Bob Dylan, "If you see her, say hello":

    Sundown, yellow moon, I replay the past. I know every scene by heart, they all went by so fast.

  2. Dick Dale:

    I became addicted to the point where I would be out there from sunup to sundown, i wouldn't do anything else.

  3. Annie Laurie Gaylor:

    It reminds me of the 'don't get caught in this town after sundown' signs that used to go up in segregated America.

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