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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sunlightnoun

    the light of the sun

Freebase

  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. Eli Goldstein:

    Our planet naturally cools itself by sending heat out in the form of infrared light or radiation, we're using that effect to essentially radiate heat out and out during the day and at night, even under direct sunlight.

  2. Erin Bromage:

    Things like temperature and sunlight have an effect, but you don't want to be throwing it in an oven or microwave, i used to stick mine on the dashboard of my car in summer, and that would do more than enough in regards to the heat and the direct light that it was getting. But in reality, there's nothing you can really do to extend its life through cleaning that is accessible to an average person.

  3. Jose Miguel Burgos:

    Temperatures are 2 to 4 degrees (Celsius) above average for this time of the year, there's a lot of sunlight, a lack of rain and very mild winds, all of which are conditions for the micro algae to appear.

  4. Chaim Potok:

    I stood in that room for a long time, watching the sunlight and listening to the sounds on the street outside. I stood there, tasting the room and the sunlight and the sounds, and thinking of the long hospital ward. . . Somehow everything had changed. I had spent five days in a hospital and the world around seemed sharpened now and pulsing with life

  5. Walter Kiefer:

    This was very localized in the regions where the astronauts worked extensively, in these areas, the astronaut bootprints darkened the lunar regolith [ or soil ] slightly, causing the regolith to absorb more sunlight and heat up. This was a region 50 to 100 meters across in the experiment deployment zone and of similar or smaller sizes at the sample collection stops. Outside of these zones, the astronauts had little or no effect on the subsurface temperatures.

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