1. [ noun ] (astronomy) a typical star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system

"the sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system"

Related terms: star solar_system photosphere chromosphere
2. [ noun ] (physics) the rays of the sun
Synonyms: sunlight sunshine

"the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"

Related terms: light sunbeam
3. [ noun ] a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc
Related terms: important_person
4. [ noun ] (astronomy) any star around which a planetary system evolves
Related terms: star
5. [ verb ] expose one's body to the sun
Synonyms: sunbathe
Related terms: lie lie sunbather
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4349
7. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 1056
8. [ verb ] expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun
Synonyms: solarise solarize insolate

"insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble" "These herbs suffer when sunned"

Related terms: expose sunlight insolation solarization heliotherapy
9. [ noun ] first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians
Synonyms: Sunday dominicus Lord's_Day
Related terms: rest_day weekend
Similar spelling:   Suen