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. Jim Hanson:

    I think the problem is we have become overly sensitive to Islamic sensibilities, ramadan is a time when most Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Well, if we wanted to be courteous, we could've just held the celebration at night. You know what else is great after sunset, fireworks?

  2. Greg Leiserson:

    Particularly for a bill like this, large timing gimmicks, like the sunset, become really important.

  3. Bernar Venet:

    The perception for the drivers is the most important. Because of the natural steel color after oxidation, it looks especially spectacular during sunset.

  4. The MIC Coalition:

    The decrees have helped mitigate anti-competitive behavior, while also ensuring songwriters and creators get paid when their music is played in the millions of American venues, the modification, elimination or even the possible sunset of the decrees at the present time would lead to chaos for the entire marketplace.

  5. Ronald Reagan:

    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

Images & Illustrations of sunset

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