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. James Davenport:

    What we actually saw was the 60 Starlink satellites that had just been deployed this afternoon and they were still in low orbit, and they were still clustered together so we call this, like, the Starlink train,’ you see, like, a little chain of satellites all close together, reflecting sunlight back at us.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    Beauty is a form of genius--is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

  3. Alison Tedstone:

    To protect their bone and muscle health, they should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D, with the nation staying in to save lives and protect the NHS, many people are spending more time indoors and may not get all the vitamin D they need from sunlight.

  4. Philip Goode:

    Off the west coast of the South America, the low-lying clouds were burned away and more sunlight came in, so the way we saw it was, the reflectance of The Earth had dropped.

  5. Brian Isaacson:

    Your body produces more melatonin, your natural sleep chemical, when it's nice and dark, if sunlight or other light gets into your brain, that's when [ melatonin levels ] start going down.

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