What does sunset mean?

Definitions for sunset
ˈsʌnˌsɛtsun·set

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sunset, sundown(noun)

    the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon

  2. sunset(noun)

    atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun

  3. sunset(adj)

    the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon

  4. sunset(adj)

    of a declining industry or technology

    "sunset industries"

  5. sunset(a)(adj)

    providing for termination

    "a program with a sunset provision"

Wiktionary

  1. sunset(Noun)

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

  2. sunset(Noun)

    The changes in color of the sky at sunset.

  3. sunset(Noun)

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

  4. sunset(Noun)

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

    one's sunset years

  5. sunset(Noun)

    Having a set termination date.

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

  6. sunset(Verb)

    To phase out.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sunset(noun)

    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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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Veena
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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. David Miller:

    The law does not forbid pictures of the sunset, it was intended to prevent trespassers from collecting any information, a water sample, a soil sample, a rock sample on private land without landowner’s permission.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us!

  3. Beau Biden:

    You've lost very much. You've given so very much, but please know that he will always be with you in the deepest recess in your heart, in your every thought, he'll be the voice you hear in your ear telling you it's OK. He'll be that feeling in your chest that just calms you down. That look from the mirror that gives you confidence to move forward and that sunset that says, 'I see you. I see you,'.

  4. 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.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Autumn is the maturity of thoughtfulness, the golden sunset of life.

Images & Illustrations of sunset

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