What does sunlight mean?

Definitions for sunlight
ˈsʌnˌlaɪtsun·light

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sunlight, sunshine, sunnoun

    the rays of the sun

    "the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"

Wiktionary

  1. sunlightnoun

    All the electromagnetic radiation given off by the sun, especially that in the visible spectrum that bathes the earth.

  2. sunlightnoun

    Brightness, hope; a positive outlook.

Wikipedia

  1. Sunlight

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. sunlight

    Sunlight is the natural light that is emitted by the sun and reaches the Earth, providing warmth, light, and energy necessary for the existence and survival of all living organisms. It is composed of ultraviolet, visible, and infrared rays. It is responsible for photosynthesis in plants, which in turn supply oxygen. Its presence and intensity can define seasons, weather conditions, and influence human and animal behavior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sunlightnoun

    the light of the sun

Wikidata

  1. Sunlight

    Sunlight is a portion of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, particularly infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light. On Earth, sunlight is filtered through the Earth's atmosphere, and is obvious as daylight when the Sun is above the horizon. When the direct solar radiation is not blocked by clouds, it is experienced as sunshine, a combination of bright light and radiant heat. When it is blocked by the clouds or reflects off other objects, it is experienced as diffused light. The World Meteorological Organization uses the term "sunshine duration" to mean the cumulative time during which an area receives direct irradiance from the Sun of at least 120 watts per square meter. Sunlight on the skin is an effective source of vitamin D.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sunlight

    Irradiation directly from the sun.

Editors Contribution

  1. sunlight

    Light from the sun.

    Sunlight is vital to our existence on planet earth.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sunlight' in Nouns Frequency: #2606

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sunlight in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sunlight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of sunlight in a Sentence

  1. Jormsup Lochaya:

    Sunlight is free, we have no (ongoing) material cost and no problem with staff expenses because the project needs about three staff to monitor.

  2. Photographer Sofie Amalie Klougart:

    The (migrants) were often sitting on plastic chairs (by a) little stream of sunlight that came through the window, they had not felt the sun for 13 days, and they missed the feeling of the sun on their skin.

  3. Jaki Brophy:

    The latitude is what we’ve discovered is the key factor just because hops need really long days of sunlight.

  4. John Clifford:

    Summertime is coming. It gets hot in these places in July and because the heat and the sunlight reduces the virus present in the environment we will stop seeing cases.

  5. Jessica Kensky:

    I remember being happy, I remember feeling sunlight on my face. I remember feeling free.

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