What does sunset mean?

Definitions for sunset
ˈsʌnˌsɛtsun·set

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sunset.

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.

How to pronounce sunset?

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How to say sunset in sign language?

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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. Noah Petro:

    I’ve been telling people to go out at night on either Sunday or Monday night to see the supermoon, the difference in distance from one night to the next will be very subtle, so if it’s cloudy on Sunday, go out on Monday. Any time after sunset should be fine. The last time the full moon was this close to Earth was 1948, NASA says. BEHOLD, THE' PILLARS OF DESTRUCTION' The moon only appears full from Earth when our planet is between the sun and the moon. But since the moon’s orbit has an elliptical shape, sometimes it is closer to Earth than other times. Astronomers call the closest-to-the-Earth moment the perigee. What makes November 14 special is that the moon.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Let us freely walk in the countryside, like a horse peacefully walking towards sunset without any particular purpose!

  3. Andrew Lincoln:

    Scott Gimple called me up and said, ‘ William Riggs’re going to hate this one. ’ Scott Gimple’s very good about alerting the cast when there’s going to be a( character) death, i just did n’t speak for a minute. I always thought Carl was going to be the one who led the show forward ; that Rick would hand over his boots and revolver when he walked off into the sunset in Season 28.

  4. Antti Viljakainen:

    The paper sunset will continue, in the long term they will have to patch the hole in the cash flow somehow, and there is no clear plan for that.

  5. Ned Price:

    Allowing Section 215 to sunset would result in the loss, going forward, of a critical national security tool that is used in a variety of additional contexts that do not involve the collection of bulk data.

Images & Illustrations of sunset

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