What does sunrise mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dawn, dawning, morning, aurora, first light, daybreak, break of day, break of the day, dayspring, sunrise, sunup, cockcrownoun

    the first light of day

    "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"

  2. sunrisenoun

    atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily appearance of the sun

  3. sunriseadjective

    the daily event of the sun rising above the horizon

  4. sunrise(a)adjective

    of an industry or technology; new and developing

    "high-technology sunrise industries"


  1. sunrisenoun

    The time of day when the sun appears above the eastern horizon.

    I'll meet you at the docks at sunrise.

  2. sunrisenoun

    The change in color of the sky at dawn.

    Did you see the beautiful sunrise this morning?

  3. sunrisenoun

    Any great awakening.

    It was the sunrise of her spirit.

  4. sunriseadjective

    Pertaining to an unusually early time of day.

    The sunrise-service will be at 6:30AM.

  5. Etymology: Compound of sun + rise

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sunrise, Sunrisingnoun

    Morning; the appearance of the sun.

    Etymology: sun and rising.

    Send out a pursuivant
    To Stanley’s regiment; bid him bring his power
    Before sunrising. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    In those days the giants of Libanus mastered all nations, from the sunrising to the sunset. Walter Raleigh, Hist. of the World.

    They intend to prevent the sunrising. Izaak Walton, Angler.

    We now believe the Copernican system; yet, upon ordinary occasions, we shall still use the popular terms of sunrise and sunset. Richard Bentley.


  1. Sunrise

    Sunrise is the second single released by Caroline, recut from her debut album Murmurs. The single features the title track, as well as two remixes: a remix of Sunrise by Logreybeam, and a remix of Everylittlething by DJ Poignant. The single cover artwork was made by Caroline's sister Olivia.


  1. sunrise

    Sunrise is the time of day when the sun appears above the eastern horizon due to the Earth's rotation. It marks the start of the day and transition from darkness to light. The specific time of sunrise varies throughout the year and is heavily influenced by the observer's geographical location.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sunrisenoun

    alt. of Sunrising


  1. Sunrise

    Sunrise or sun up is the instant at which the upper edge of the Sun appears over the eastern horizon in the morning. The term can also refer to the entire process of the Sun crossing the horizon and its accompanying atmospheric effects.


  1. Sunrise

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Anagrams for sunrise »

  1. insures

  2. nursies

  3. russine

  4. serinus

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sunrise in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sunrise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sunrise in a Sentence

  1. Gustave Flaubert:

    That man has missed something who has never left a brothel at sunrise feeling like throwing himself into the river out of pure disgust.

  2. Al Gore - during 1992 Vice Presidential debate:

    George Bush taking credit for the Berlin Wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sunrise.

  3. Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It:

    At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear." It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us." You can love completely without complete understanding.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    With every sunrise make wishes which serve larger interest, and so shall be done. Good morning everyone. Empower your self absorbing sun rays between your eyes, and with every sunrise, simply MickeyMize.

  5. Zena Abbas:

    So after sunrise, we come here to cool off ourselves due to high temperatures.

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