What does sunshine mean?

Definitions for sunshine
ˈsʌnˌʃaɪnsun·shine

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sunlight, sunshine, sunnoun

    the rays of the sun

    "the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"

  2. fair weather, sunshine, temperatenessnoun

    moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities

  3. cheerfulness, cheer, sunniness, sunshinenoun

    the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom

    "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"

Wiktionary

  1. sunshinenoun

    The direct rays, light or warmth of the sun.

  2. sunshinenoun

    A location on which the sun's rays fall.

  3. sunshinenoun

    geniality or cheerfulness.

  4. sunshinenoun

    A source of cheerfulness or joy.

  5. sunshinenoun

    The effect which the sun has when it lights and warms some place.

  6. sunshinenoun

    Used to address someone who has just woken up and/or is very sleepy.

    Good morning, sunshine!

  7. sunshineadjective

    Open to and permitting public access, especially with regard to activities that were previously closed-door or back-room meetings.

    Because of the sunshine law, we could go to the planning meeting.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sunshinenoun

    Action of the sun; place where the heat and lustre of the sun are powerful.

    Etymology: sun and shine.

    That man that sits within a monarch’s heart,
    And ripens in the sunshine of his favour,
    Would he abuse the count’nance of the king,
    Alack, what mischiefs might be set abroach,
    In shadow of such greatness? William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    He had been many years in that sunshine, when a new comet appeared in court. Edward Hyde.

    Sight no obstacle found here, nor shade,
    But all sunshine, as when his beams at noon
    Culminate from th’ equator. John Milton.

    I that in his absence
    Blaz’d like a star of the first magnitude,
    Now in his brighter sunshine am not seen. John Denham, Sophy.

    Nor can we this weak show’r a tempest call,
    But drops of heat that in the sunshine fall. Dryden.

    The cases prevent the bees getting abroad upon every sunshine day. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    The more favourable you are to me, the more distinctly I see my faults: spots and blemishes are never so plainly discovered as in the brightest sunshine. Alexander Pope.

Wikipedia

  1. Sunshine

    Sunlight is a portion of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, in particular infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light. On Earth, sunlight is scattered and filtered through Earth's atmosphere, and is obvious as daylight when the Sun is above the horizon. When direct solar radiation is not blocked by clouds, it is experienced as sunshine, a combination of bright light and radiant heat. When blocked by clouds or reflected off other objects, sunlight is diffused. Sources estimate a global average of between 164 watts to 340 watts per square meter over a 24-hour day; this figure is estimated by NASA to be about a quarter of Earth's average total solar irradiance. The ultraviolet radiation in sunlight has both positive and negative health effects, as it is both a requisite for vitamin D3 synthesis and a mutagen. Sunlight takes about 8.3 minutes to reach Earth from the surface of the Sun. A photon starting at the center of the Sun and changing direction every time it encounters a charged particle would take between 10,000 and 170,000 years to get to the surface.Sunlight is a key factor in photosynthesis, the process used by plants and other autotrophic organisms to convert light energy, normally from the Sun, into chemical energy that can be used to synthesize carbohydrates and to fuel the organisms' activities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sunshinenoun

    the light of the sun, or the place where it shines; the direct rays of the sun, the place where they fall, or the warmth and light which they give

  2. Sunshinenoun

    anything which has a warming and cheering influence like that of the rays of the sun; warmth; illumination; brightness

  3. Sunshineadjective

    sunshiny; bright

Freebase

  1. Sunshine

    Sunshine is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, lying 11 to 13 km west of the CBD. Its local government area is the City of Brimbank. At the 2011 Census, Sunshine had a population of 8,838.

Editors Contribution

  1. sunshine

    The light and energy from the sun.

    Sunshine is always welcome at any time of the year.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 27, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sunshine' in Nouns Frequency: #2531

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sunshine in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sunshine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sunshine in a Sentence

  1. Larry Ellison:

    When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts, never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.

  2. Katy Villarreal:

    I'm against killing a person, but this man took an innocent child, for what he has done, I feel he should be given the death penalty. He took my little ray of sunshine. Not just from me, but from all of us.

  3. Brenda Riojas:

    Children use bright colors and draw things like sunshine and children playing. It shows their resilience. It shows there's hope for their healing.

  4. James Barrie:

    Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

  5. Joe Lockhart:

    Trump said. But on Friday, CNN anchor Jon Berman noted that Trump canceled the Poland trip as the storms trajectory shifted from Puerto Rico to the Sunshine State. Joe Lockhart, theformer White House press secretaryforPresident Clinton, responded by arguingthatTrumpharboredracial bias and generally discounted Puerto Ricans. EX-CLINTON AIDE ON PUERTO RICO : TRUMP DOESNT THINK NON-WHITE PEOPLE ARE AS IMPORTANT Theres no doubt that Puerto Rico as part of the United States. He doesnt view people who didnt vote for him as important. And he doesnt view people who arent white as important as everyone else. Thats just its that simple.

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    relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
    • A. urban
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