What does sunset mean?

Definitions for sunset
ˈsʌnˌsɛtsun·set

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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

  2. sunsetnoun

    atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun

  3. sunsetadjective

    the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon

  4. sunsetadjective

    of a declining industry or technology

    "sunset industries"

  5. sunset(a)adjective

    providing for termination

    "a program with a sunset provision"

Wiktionary

  1. sunsetnoun

    The time of day when the sun disappears below the western horizon.

  2. sunsetnoun

    The changes in color of the sky at sunset.

  3. sunsetnoun

    The final period of the life of a person or thing.

  4. sunsetnoun

    Of or relating to the final period of the life of a person or thing.

    one's sunset years

  5. sunsetnoun

    Having a set termination date.

    The tax increase legislation included a sunset clause requiring renewal to prevent the tax increase from expiring.

  6. sunsetverb

    To phase out.

    We'll be sunsetting version 1.9 of the software shortly after releasing version 2.0 next quarter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sunsetnoun

    alt. of Sunsetting

Freebase

  1. Sunset

    Sunset or sundown is the daily disappearance of the Sun below the western half of the horizon, i.e. at an azimuth greater than 180 degrees, as a result of Earth's rotation. The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the trailing edge of the Sun's disk disappears below the horizon. The ray path of light from the setting Sun is highly distorted near the horizon because of atmospheric refraction, making the sunset appear to occur when the Sun’s disk is already about one diameter below the horizon. Sunset is distinct from dusk, which is the time at which the sky becomes completely dark, which occurs when the Sun is approximately eighteen degrees below the horizon. The period between sunset and dusk is called twilight. Locations north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle experience no sunset or sunrise at least one day of the year, when the polar day or the polar night persist continuously for 24 hours. Sunset creates unique atmospheric conditions such as the often intense orange and red colors of the Sun and the surrounding sky.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sunset in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sunset in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sunset in a Sentence

  1. Ali Gohar:

    Now our children don’t skip school. They find enough time at home to study and finish their schoolwork even after sunset.

  2. Susie Myerson:

    They call it the tall wall on Sunset. I mean, I had to rush over there and park the car and just stare at it.

  3. Cesare Lucente:

    Hawaii is an adventurers' paradise due to our ideal year-round weather and the huge menu of adventure options, our air and water temperature is very consistent year round, so there is never a bad time to come. You can go out for a surf session in the morning, a hike in the afternoon followed by a sunset kayak all within a few square miles.

  4. Dennis Quaid:

    Special Screening at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on October 20, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Marco Garcia/Getty Images for Lionsgate Entertainment) CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Sharks singer revealed he waited for the perfect sunset while the pair were visitingTurtle Bay in Oahu to pop the question. She was actually taking a selfie of us, and I put the ring in front and said, Will you marry me? And then she fell down.

  5. State John Kerry:

    Iran has agreed to refrain from producing or acquiring highly enriched uranium and weapons-grade plutonium for nuclear weapons forever, when it comes to verification and monitoring, there is absolutely no sunset in this agreement. Not in 10 years, not in 15 years, not in 20 years, not in 25 years - no sunset ever.

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