The sun photographed by Skylab 4.


Proper Noun

  • The star that the Earth revolves around and from which it receives light and warmth.



  • To expose to the warmth and radiation of the sun.
  • To warm or dry in the sunshine.
  • To be exposed to the sun.
  • To expose the eyes to the sun as part of the Bates method.


Broader meaning words


  • From Middle English sonne, sunne, from Old English sunne, from Proto-West Germanic *sunnā, from Proto-Germanic *sunnǭ, from heteroclitic inanimate Proto-Indo-European, oblique of *sóh₂wl̥
  • See also Saterland Frisian Sunne, West Frisian sinne, German Low German Sünn, Dutch zon, German Sonne, Icelandic sunna; outside of Germanic, Welsh huan, Sanskrit स्वर्, Avestan 𐬓𐬇𐬧𐬔).
  • Related to sol, Sol, Surya, and Helios. More at solar.
  • From Japanese 寸. cun.

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