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The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, with internal convective motion that generates a magnetic field via a dynamo process. It is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth. Its diameter is about 109 times that of Earth, and its mass is about 330,000 times that of Earth, accounting for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System. About three quarters of the Sun's mass consists of hydrogen; the rest is mostly helium, with much smaller quantities of heavier elements, including oxygen, carbon, neon, and iron.

The Sun is a G-type main-sequence star (G2V) based on spectral class and is informally referred to as a yellow dwarf. It formed approximately 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of matter within a region of a large molecular cloud. Most of this matter gathered in the center, whereas the rest flattened into an orbiting disk that became the Solar System. The central mass became so hot and dense, that it eventually initiated nuclear fusion in its core. It is thought that almost all stars form by this process.

The Sun is roughly middle-aged and has not changed dramatically for over four billion years, and will remain fairly stable for more than another five billion years. However, after hydrogen fusion in its core has stopped, the Sun will undergo severe changes and become a red giant. It is calculated that the Sun will become sufficiently large to engulf the current orbits of Mercury, Venus, and possibly Earth.

The enormous effect of the Sun on Earth has been recognized since prehistoric times, and the Sun has been regarded by some cultures as a deity. The synodic rotation of Earth and its orbit around the Sun are the basis of the solar calendar, which is the predominant calendar in use today.

Sun (disambiguation)

The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System.

Sun or the Sun may also refer to:

Sun (surname)

Sun is a transliteration of a common Chinese surname (simplified Chinese: 孙; traditional Chinese: 孫; pinyin: Sūn). Other transliterations include Suen (Hong Kong and regions with Cantonese-speaking populations), Sen (Amoy dialect), Sng (Teochew), Tôn (Vietnam), Son (Japan/Korea), Soon (regions with Hokkien-speaking populations), Suan (Philippines), and Swen.

Note that in Hong Kong and regions with Cantonese-speaking populations, the surname Xin (辛) is also transliterated as Sun.

Sun (supermarket tabloid)

Sun was a supermarket tabloid owned by American Media, Inc. It ceased publication in the summer of 2012 with the issue bearing a July 2, 2012 cover date.

Its contents often came under question and widely regarded as " sensationalistic writing." Since a 1992 invasion of privacy case, a small-print disclaimer printed beneath the masthead warned readers to " suspend belief for the sake of enjoyment."

The paper was founded by Mike Rosenbloom, then-publisher of Globe Magazine, in 1983 as a competitor to Weekly World News, and its early contents reflected the same kind of imaginative journalism. When both papers were consolidated under American Media Inc. ownership in 1999, Sun's content came to specialize in recurring stories on Bible prophecy, Nostradamus, global warming, the apocalypse, epidemics, and future war. Sun also featured health articles dealing with miracle cures of diseases such as chronic pain and arthritis, as well as numerous " strange but true" articles from across the country — in fact, the strange but true stories made up the bulk of the paper's content, although they were almost never featured on the front page.

Following the 2007 discontinuation of Weekly World News as a separate publication, Sun began printing a small "pull-out" insert of Weekly World News stories and columns.

Sun photo editor Robert Stevens became the first victim of the 2001 anthrax attacks. He died as a result of a letter sent to the offices of American Media, the parent company of Sun, The National Enquirer, and other supermarket tabloids.

Sun (newspaper)

Sun or The Sun is the name of the following newspapers:

Sun (R&B band)

Sun is an R&B, soul, disco, and funk band that was formed in the mid-1970s and recorded prolifically for Capitol Records from 1976 to 1984. The band was founded by Byron Byrd in Dayton, Ohio, in 1976. Additional members included Kym Yancey, Chris Jones, John Wagner, Hollis Melson, and Shawn Sandridge.

After being signed to Capitol by Larkin Arnold, Sun was faced with an immediate problem: an incomplete band. The black hole was in the rhythm section, so Byron Byrd recruited Roger Troutman and Lester Troutman (now with Zapp) and paid them to do some studio sessions so he could get the album finished. Lester laid drum tracks with Roger on bass, then Roger overdubbed guitar for four songs on the album, including "Live On, Dream On." It was on "Wanna Make Love (Come Flick My BIC)" that Troutman (Roger) contributed his signature Talk Box embellishments. Roger Troutman died April 25, 1999.

As the first single from the debut LP, Live On, Dream On (1976), " Wanna Make Love" became Sun's first hit, peaking at #31 on Billboard’s R&B chart.

With the release of their second album, Sun Power (pressed on orange vinyl in 1977), Sun sprang into a ten-piece configuration of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists that consisted of Byron Byrd, John Hampton Wagner, Christopher D. Jones, Hollis Melson, Dean Hummons, Kym Yancey, Shawn Sandridge, Bruce Hastell, Gary King and Ernie Knisley. The album also contained “Conscience,” the song "Time Is Passing” (used and sampled many Rap Artists including Dr. Dre) plus the instrumental “We’re So Hot,” which has been used in sports telecasts.

Sun had people from NASA do the cover animation for their fifth album, Sun Over The Universe (1980)

Sun (automobile)

The Sun automobile was made in Elkhart, Indiana from 1916 to 1917, and in Toledo, Ohio from 1921 to 1922.

The Sun Motor Car Company was originally created in Buffalo, New York, but moved to Elkhart before production began. Their slogan was "The Sun Outshines Them All". Roscoe C. Hoffman designed a lightweight six-cylinder car, manufactured from 1916 to 1917. There were four body styles offered on the 116-inch (2946 mm) wheelbase: sedan, roadster, 5 person touring and 7 person touring. It made 23 horsepower though the company dubiously claimed 50. The car had shaft drive and a three-speed sliding gear transmission, and was priced in the $1000 range. Sun Motor Cars ordered 3,500 engines under contract from the Beaver Manufacturing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but since a little over 1,100 cars were made in the two years, the company was in receivership by September 1917. The company's assets were purchased by the Automotive Corporation of Toledo, Ohio.

The Sun automobile of Toledo was a small two-seat roadster, with power coming from a four-cylinder engine, produced in 1921 and 1922 only. It featured a 91-inch (2311 mm) wheelbase, disc wheels, and a claimed and .

The Automotive Corporation had built tractors in Toledo since shortly before the end of World War I. After taking over Sun Motor Car Company, Automotive Corporation provided parts and service to Sun owners, as well as gained useful experience in automobile manufacturing. Their new car of 1921 shared nothing with the old Sun except the logo. Even the slogan was new: "America's Greatest Little Car". Not only were the engines smaller, so was the wheelbase and price-- $375 in 1921 and $475 in 1922. A new lineup with bigger engines, longer wheelbases, and higher prices were announced but never produced for 1923.

Sun (Lost)

Sun (Two Door Cinema Club song)

"Sun" is a song by Irish indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club from their second studio album, Beacon (2012). The song was released on 16 November 2012 as the album's second single. The Gildas Kitsuné Club Night Short Remix of "Sun" appears on Kitsuné Maison Compilation 14: The 10th Anniversary Issue. The accompanying music video premiered on 11 October 2012.

Sun (Belinda Carlisle song)

"Sun" is the first single released by American singer Belinda Carlisle in 15 years and is included on a new US compilation album, ICON: The Best Of and a new UK compilation album The Collection.

Sun (motorcycle)

The Sun Cycle & Fittings Co. Ltd. was an English manufacturer of motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles. The company was based in Aston, Birmingham.

The company was founded as James Parkes & Son, a brass foundry producing lamp fittings and various other products. In 1885 the company started to manufacture frames and fittings for the bicycle trade.

In 1897, the company became The Sun Cycle & Fittings Company Limited, and around the same time began making its own bicycles. The first Sun motorcycle was produced in 1911.

The company was taken over by Tube Investments in 1958, and in 1961 the factory was closed and production moved to the Raleigh factory at Nottingham. The 'Sun' name was for some time used to badge Raleigh cycles which had been returned to the factory for rectification work.

Sun (heraldry)

A representation of the sun is used as a heraldic charge. The most usual form, often called sun in splendour or in his glory, consists of a round disc with the features of a human face, surrounded by twelve or sixteen rays, alternating wavy and straight. The alternating straight and wavy rays are often said to represent the light and heat of the sun respectively.

It is a common charge in the heraldry of many countries; e.g. the bearings of Armstrong, Canada, and the arms of Banbury Town Council, England.

It often appears as a rising sun as in the arms of East Devon District Council, England, and as a demi sun as in the coat of Aitchison, Canada.

It was used as a badge by Edward II of England, and was later adopted by Edward IV following the appearance of a parhelion or "sun dog" before his victory at the Battle of Mortimer's Cross in 1461. It also had significance in alchemy, and may be a symbol of the Roman deity Sol Invictus (Unconquered Sun).

The Sun of May shown on the national flags of Uruguay and Argentina is identical in form to the "Sun in Splendour".

Some Asian countries represent the sun in some of their symbols, the term Asia possibly deriving from the Akkadian word (w)aṣû(m), which means 'to go outside' or 'to ascend' — referring to the direction of the sun at sunrise in the Middle East and also likely connected with the Phoenician word asa, meaning 'east'. A similar etymology has the term Europe as deriving from Akkadian erēbu(m) 'to enter' or 'set' (of the sun).

Sun (German band)

Sun was an Alternative rock band from Mönchengladbach, Germany with English lyrics and styles described as Crossover and Progressive rock.

The band was founded in 1991 by Ralf Aussem and Jörg Schröder. Sun was considered for long time on critics as "German answer" of Pearl Jam or Tool. Furthermore, the band supported Pearl Jam on their Ten Release Tour in 1992 and also Monster Magnet in the year 1995.

Two years after founding their band they got their Majordeal on the label Gun Records. The band became good known by their albums Murdernature, XXXX and Nitro as also by co-projects for sequels of the serial rock sampler Crossing All Over. Further, the band used instruments atypical of rock, like English flutes.

In the year 2001 the band split up after different exchanges of bandmembers and severe illness of their singer. Their founder and musicwriter Ralf Aussem plays currently in the Scottish/German band Dead Guitars

Sun (hieroglyph)

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The Ancient EgyptianSun hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. N5 for the sun-disc; it is also one of the hieroglyphs that refers to the god Ra.

In the 24th century BC Palermo Stone, the sun hieroglyph is used on the Palermo Piece-(obverse) of the 7-piece Palermo Stone to identify dates, or specific "day-events", ..."day of ...." A few of the King Year- Register's are dates only for example in Row V (of VI rows): N11:N11:N5 ! V20:V20:Z2ss !!

Sun (Nopsajalka album)

Sun is the fourth solo studio album by Finnish musician Nopsajalka. Released on 14 March 2014, the album peaked at number 15 on the Finnish Albums Chart.

Sun (Cat Power album)

Sun is the ninth studio album by American musician Cat Power. Her first album of all-original material since 2006's The Greatest, it was released on September 3, 2012, in the United Kingdom and in the United States on September 4, 2012, via Matador Records. The album was issued in a variety of formats, including a limited edition deluxe LP containing a 7" vinyl of bonus tracks.

The album's lead single, "Ruin", was released for free download at Matador Record's store on June 20, 2012. A music video for album opener "Cherokee", directed by Marshall, was later released, while an ambient remix of the song by Nicolas Jaar is available to download from Cat Power's official website. The song was premièred on NPR's All Songs Considered on June 26, whose host Bob Boilen described the album as "[going in] yet another direction. A lot more drive, a lot more electronics, drum machines, synths—it's very bold."

On April 10, 2013, Cat Power performed the previously unreleased track "Bully" on the opening episode of the forty-second series of Later... with Jools Holland. Immediately following the broadcast, a new version of the album containing "Bully" as a bonus track was made available for download through iTunes.

Sun (film)

Sun'' (Italian:Sole'') is a 1929 Italian silent drama film directed by Alessandro Blasetti and starring Marcello Spada, Vasco Creti and Dria Paola. The film was set around the planned draining of the Pontine Marshes by Benito Mussolini's Fascist government. It was shot partly on location, which added a sense of realism. Mussolini was impressed by the result and described it as "the dawn of the Fascist film".

The film was destroyed during the Second World War, and survives only in still photographs.

Sun (Thomas Bergersen album)

Sun is the second stand-alone production album created by Thomas J. Bergersen from Two Steps from Hell, released on September 30, 2014. The release contains 16 tracks, featuring vocal performances by Merethe Soltvedt, Molly Conole and other vocalists. The album cover and artwork are designed by Bergersen himself. The album was announced for pre-order on September 9 across iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby, with the tracks "Empire of Angels," "Final Frontier," and "Starchild" made available on iTunes prior to the full release. In addition, a signed limited deluxe edition CD version has been scheduled for somewhere in 2016, set to include additional music, notes on each track written by Thomas, and a large-size poster featuring his artwork.

Sun (Ceylon)

The Sun was an English language daily newspaper in Ceylon published by Independent Newspapers Limited, part of M. D. Gunasena & Company. It was founded on 1964 and was published from Colombo. In 1966 it had an average net sales of 18,000. It had an average circulation of 6,800 in 1970 and 32,247 in 1973.

By 1973/74 the Independent Newspapers publications had become vocal critics of Sirimavo Bandaranaike's government. The government sealed Independent Newspapers' presses and closed it down on 19 April 1974 using the Emergency (Defence) Regulations. Independent Newspapers resumed publication on 30 March 1977 but the three year closure had taken its toll. Faced financial problems Independent Newspapers and its various publications closed down on 26 December 1990.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

sun

I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bleached by the sun
▪ The wood had been bleached by the sun.
midday sun
▪ the full heat of the midday sun
midnight sun
noonday sun
▪ It was impossible to work in the heat of the noonday sun.
sun blazed down
▪ The sun blazed down as we walked along the valley.
sun cream
sun dip
▪ We watched the sun dip below the horizon.
sun god
sun hat
sun lounge
sun lounger
sun porch
sun...shining
▪ The sun was shining.
sun...sinking
▪ The sun was sinking behind the coconut palms.
the afternoon sun
▪ It was too hot to go out in the afternoon sun.
the desert sun/heat
▪ Animals shelter from the desert sun during the day.
the morning sun/light/mist
▪ the warmth of the morning sun
the summer sun
▪ They lay on the beach, soaking up the summer sun.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
bright
▪ Dust spurted and drifted from their hooves and the bright sun flashed cruel and beautiful from their drawn sabres.
▪ In the middle was this bright red sun.
▪ Skylines peaks glistened in the bright sun, with Kanchenjunga our market straight ahead.
▪ The bright April sun was full in her eyes and she shaded them with one hand.
▪ The bright afternoon sun shone upon the glancing waters.
▪ The shadows are like black pits and the gaslight is too bright. Bright as the sun.
▪ Where is there more opportunity to enjoy the elemental values of living, bright sun and clean air and space?
early
▪ They have the charming habit of sitting up on their haunches and basking in the early morning sun.
▪ In Mackerel Cove, it was too early for sun.
▪ Julia took up the assembled bridle and they walked outside into the early evening sun.
▪ In the early sun the quinoa glows a light yellowish-green like cabbage on the turn.
▪ The early morning sun made even the dark distant mass of Manchester look beautiful.
▪ I walked the long way with the early sun bright in my eyes and frosted gravel crisp beneath my feet.
▪ As it crossed its own lines, a plane suddenly dived on it out of the early morning sun.
▪ The weather will gradually improve and by early afternoon the sun will be shining practically everywhere.
hot
▪ Avoid the very hot sun around the middle of the day. 3.
▪ We stood out in the hot summer sun, but minutes later were ushered back in.
▪ I had not been prepared for a walk across a wasteland under a hot white sun.
▪ The hot sun was beginning to take its toll on the fragile trees.
▪ Soon, though, smoke is coming out of the straw-stack and hot sun is turning the water into steam.
▪ Each of these silent houses is held breathlessly still by the weight of the hot morning sun.
▪ Turning uphill, her mirrored glasses catching the hot sun, she looks ready to cry.
▪ Bwoy, you sit in de hot sun tod long.
rising
▪ The rising sun slowly turns the drab greys and dull browns of the mountains to patches of pale gold and dusty pinks.
▪ The next morning was fine and clear, after a mist was burnt off the water by the rising sun.
▪ I carry with me the memory of that knife's sharp flash in the rising sun.
▪ Outside the weather is beautiful, blue sky and rising sun.
▪ An artist was finishing a vigorous painting of the Angel in the Apocalypse coming from the rising sun.
▪ Rays from the rising sun were shining through the thick undergrowth of the jungle as we drove past.
▪ The rising sun appeared like a swollen red ball suspended low in the tenuous mist.
▪ Carbon-dioxide ice smoked all around, making a freezing fog that glowed eerily where the rising sun was trapped in its skeins.
warm
▪ The stone was warm in the sun, its surface striated like the trunk of an ancient tree.
▪ To dance is to stretch up into the warm sun or jump clear across a dauntingly large puddle.
▪ Michael and Hope lay on the floor of the nursery with warm sun streaming in over their lovely bodies.
▪ The wooden slats were already warm from the sun.
▪ Rose Clayton spends her days drifting on a breezy lake with the warm sun on her back.
▪ The Normandy countryside baked under a warm summer sun.
▪ She smiled and loosened, and to Carson it was like the warm sun falling on his skin.
■ NOUN
afternoon
▪ The afternoon sun blazed on us and her scent rose to me, together with her sobs.
▪ With the afternoon sun pouring through the windows, Mr Strine is on edge.
▪ Suddenly aware that the afternoon sun had cooled, she shivered, an inexplicable feeling of depression engulfing her.
▪ Morning sun is more gentle than afternoon sun.
▪ There, spread out below her in the late afternoon sun, was Florence.
▪ The earth gave off heat warmer than the afternoon sun.
▪ The air was filled with tear gas and hordes of these balloons floating on to the streets below in the afternoon sun.
▪ Shoppers peered into gallery windows and children basked in the afternoon sun, licking ice cream cones.
evening
▪ Though bone dry, they shone in an evening sun that dazzled us, as we linked up the infrequent holds.
▪ Little cameos come to mind: The glorious greens of the rolling countryside in the slanting rays of the evening sun.
▪ Julia took up the assembled bridle and they walked outside into the early evening sun.
▪ The evening sun fell low upon him.
▪ Three or four pine trees created a sombre atmosphere in the evening sun.
▪ With the evening sun shining on him here, there was a certain inevitability about Edwards's win.
▪ He stood wheezing contentedly in the flat evening sun.
▪ Another was of the château, the water of the lake glistening in the evening sun.
god
▪ Accordingly all over the agricultural world sun gods were created in huge numbers.
midday
▪ The burning midday sun roused him from a feverish sleep.
▪ He tied me to a post in the midday sun and ordered me to repeat his name ten thousand times.
▪ The inside of the car was hot from the midday sun.
▪ In the midday sun the flooded paddies formed a mirrored mosaic across which tropical clouds scudded in fragmented disarray.
▪ He walked by night and slept by day, the midday sun being too hot for him.
▪ The patio gets a southern exposure, and a pergola shades about 75 percent of the midday sun.
▪ This involves avoiding the midday sun.
▪ Most remarkably it continued to function under California's midday sun, when it's slate grey shell was too hot hold!
morning
▪ We head straight into the morning sun.
▪ Which areas get direct morning sun?
▪ They have the charming habit of sitting up on their haunches and basking in the early morning sun.
▪ Which areas get direct morning sun? Morning sun is more gentle than afternoon sun.
▪ Steam rises off the ground, drying the fields as the morning sun tackles the night's cold dew.
▪ First there was a nearly circular rim of resplendent mountains, their white caps glistening in the morning sun.
▪ The grass was high and golden in the morning sun.
▪ The color of mourning floated in the haze of the morning sun.
summer
▪ With the hood down my summer sun bleached hair might give the wrong message?
▪ We stood out in the hot summer sun, but minutes later were ushered back in.
▪ The summer sun shone warmly on the Cadillac Eldorado.
▪ Eventually it called the haze evening, even with the summer sun still pouring fire on to Congress Street.
▪ He could only imagine the impatience of the thousands waiting in the late summer sun outside.
▪ The blazing summer sun can turn their black-and-white Ford Broncos into wheeled ovens.
▪ The Normandy countryside baked under a warm summer sun.
▪ When the summer sun shines on them, they become hard and brittle, and enter a state of suspended animation.
terrace
▪ There is a roof-top sun terrace with panoramic views of the town and the sea, a lounge, bar and restaurant.
▪ It's a friendly relaxing place, with a good sun terrace and pool, and only 200 metres from the beach.
▪ There is a private lift down to the sea water swimming pool and sun terrace.
▪ The swimming pool is also surrounded by a great sun terrace.
▪ The lounges, card room and sun terraces all have a lakeside view.
▪ Outside is a garden restaurant, lawns and a private sun terrace.
▪ There's a swimming pool and large sun terrace and guests are welcome to use the facilities of the Montanamar hotel opposite.
▪ There is an attractive pool and children's pool set within landscaped gardens and surrounded by a sun terrace with sunloungers.
■ VERB
bake
▪ Watersports on the beach are well patronised, although most people choose simply to bake in the sun.
▪ I wandered through a poverty-stricken village in the countryside, flies swarming over me under a baking sun.
▪ All adrenalin had been used up, to be replaced by the slight madness that comes from baking in the sun.
▪ There had been no time to braid the garlic, which lay in heaps, reeking as it baked in the sun.
blaze
▪ I can almost feel the blazing sun, the blinding white beaches, although they are not in the picture.
▪ The blazing summer sun can turn their black-and-white Ford Broncos into wheeled ovens.
▪ The dry air and blazing sun made the soil crack and sizzle.
▪ Even as a teenager, I decided that my family would not have to pick cherries or apples in the blazing sun.
▪ The blazing sun and swaying boat were hardly conducive to yuletide cheer.
▪ Sadly, these dedicated servants end up standing in the blazing sun, a routine broken only by the occasional soaking rainstorm.
▪ The chopping continued in the blazing sun.
catch
▪ Dalgliesh could glimpse what was obviously her herb garden planted in elegant terracotta pots carefully disposed to catch the sun.
▪ Up in the woods many of the buds that catch the sun have begun to pop.
▪ Soon, they would catch up with the sun and obscure it.
▪ A flock of dunlin flew across the marsh in a silver swirl, catching the sun, dazzling the eye.
▪ Before his eyes dull muddy grass turned into soft reflective banks which caught the sun a thousand ways.
▪ These beautiful evergreen trees catch the sun and produce wonderful sculptural forms.
▪ Turning uphill, her mirrored glasses catching the hot sun, she looks ready to cry.
dry
▪ As the name suggests, the tomatoes are dried in the sun to make them dehydrated like a dried fruit.
▪ After washing, we wandered around outside the tents drying in the sun and getting dressed.
▪ Nails dry out in the sun, too, and need just as much loving care as your hands!
▪ I decided to take a lot of the fruit, and to put it to dry in the sun for a time.
▪ Even aquatic terrapins need to be able to dry out by sun basking.
▪ The meat she would dry out in the sun tomorrow.
▪ The nuts are picked and dried in the sun, and then placed in a fire to roast.
▪ I cooked it over a fire or dried it in the sun.
lie
▪ One of us made a fire and we brewed coffee and lay in the autumn sun.
▪ Speedo could lie in the island sun fully confident of his own existence; he knew he was there.
▪ They were content to lie there in the sun, and it was all as Cassie had wanted it to be.
▪ He just wanted to go fishing and lie in the sun and be with her.
▪ Because when the boredom begins to set in as you lie motionless under the sun, you can do your exercises then!
▪ Go for a swim and lie in the sun and talk about their lives.
▪ I retreated to leave the master to it and lay happily in the sun.
▪ Some people lie in the sun.
shine
▪ The sun is very hot and the black water is shining in the sun.
sit
▪ I sat watching as the sun reached its zenith and the muezzin began to call the people to prayers.
▪ I sat in the sun for a few minutes, naked.
▪ They came to read Dante, drink wine, sit in the sun and get laid.
▪ A few shepherds whom you could mistake for stones had they not been topped by turbans sat motionless under the sun.
▪ She sat back in the sun and closed her eyes.
▪ Bwoy, you sit in de hot sun tod long.
▪ You sat in the sun, the hours passed.
▪ Here some of the assembled company sat watching the sun set in rosy Technicolor behind a jagged peak.
soak
▪ Others will take it easier, relax in the garden and soak up the sun.
▪ Elena Fonti lay on the beach soaking up the sun.
▪ But everyone enjoyed the opportunity to relax, socialise and soak up the sun.
▪ As well as soaking up the sun, Emma says she's particularly looking forward to scuba diving and swimming in Stingray City.
▪ And former Boddington's beauty Mel Sykes looks about as satisfying as you can get as she soaks up the Majorca sun.
▪ Where fishermen once set out to sea, now travellers stop to soak up the sun which bakes the sandy shores.
▪ The perfect setting for relaxing and soaking up the sun.
watch
▪ He would watch the sun rise over the North Sea.
▪ I stood, instead, to watch the sun creep up by the Connecticut Capitol.
▪ From the balcony of the Parjatan holiday complex we watched the sun set.
▪ We had ended 1995 watching the sun set over the Grand Canyon.
▪ On the last evening of my visit to you I was standing half-hidden in the bushes, watching the sun go down.
▪ From his two desks he watched the sun come up on one side of Mirror Lake, blanketed in fog.
▪ I dimly remembered having watched the sun set, copper orange over a colourless world.
▪ From the outdoor tables, you can watch the sun set over the ocean on a clear evening.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
catch the sun
▪ A flock of dunlin flew across the marsh in a silver swirl, catching the sun, dazzling the eye.
▪ Before his eyes dull muddy grass turned into soft reflective banks which caught the sun a thousand ways.
▪ Dalgliesh could glimpse what was obviously her herb garden planted in elegant terracotta pots carefully disposed to catch the sun.
▪ My chair with its high back and strong iron wheels is positioned correctly to catch the sun.
▪ Perhaps she had caught the sun.
▪ Their fantastically long tails danced behind like bridal trains and burst into colour when they caught the sun's final rays.
▪ These beautiful evergreen trees catch the sun and produce wonderful sculptural forms.
▪ Up in the woods many of the buds that catch the sun have begun to pop.
make hay (while the sun shines)
▪ The tourists won't be here forever, so we'd better make hay while the sun shines.
soak up the sun/rays/sunshine etc
▪ As well as soaking up the sun, Emma says she's particularly looking forward to scuba diving and swimming in Stingray City.
▪ But everyone enjoyed the opportunity to relax, socialise and soak up the sun.
▪ Elena Fonti lay on the beach soaking up the sun.
▪ Others will take it easier, relax in the garden and soak up the sun.
▪ She had lain with Maggie beside the swimming pool and had let her whole body soak up the sun.
▪ The perfect setting for relaxing and soaking up the sun.
▪ Where fishermen once set out to sea, now travellers stop to soak up the sun which bakes the sandy shores.
▪ Without it, the green machinery that soaks up the sun's energy is starved.
the midnight sun
the setting of the sun
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a distant sun
▪ That side of the house gets the most sun.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ As the sun rose higher in the sky the shadow shortened until noon, when it disappeared at the sixth hour mark.
▪ He must have it or his sorrow will spoil like milk left in the sun.
▪ Others will take it easier, relax in the garden and soak up the sun.
▪ The cold, even in the golden fragments of sun, was biting.
▪ The fireball sun, the treacherous sea?
▪ The murdering sun had dipped below the horizon, and this was the time when she could forage for food.
▪ The view while lying face down, shielding our eyes from the sun with our hands, was superb.
▪ This plant likes sun and water as well as a fertile, well-draining soil.
II.verb
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
make hay (while the sun shines)
▪ The tourists won't be here forever, so we'd better make hay while the sun shines.
the midnight sun
the setting of the sun
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ We spent a week sunning ourselves on Australian beaches.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ It was sunning itself on the path.
▪ It was true there were many snakes there on hot days sunning themselves but that did not worry him.
▪ Lee Ann took all her clothes off and lay down to sun herself on the flying bridge.
▪ Or will the Chief Secretary and his friends be sunning themselves in some tax haven by that time?
▪ We had this balcony and I used to sit out there sunning myself with no clothes on.
Wiktionary

sun

n. 1 (context astronomy English) A star, especially when seen as the centre of any single solar system. 2 The light and warmth which is received from the sun. 3 (context figurative English) Something like the sun in brightness or splendor.''Webster's College Dictionary'', Random House, 2001 4 (context chiefly literary English) sunrise or sunset. n. The star that the Earth revolves around and from which it receives light and warmth.''The Illustrated Oxford Dictionary'', Oxford University Press, 1998 vb. (context transitive English) To expose to the warmth and radiation of the sun.

WordNet

sun

  1. n. 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"

  2. the rays of the sun; "the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind" [syn: sunlight, sunshine]

  3. a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc

  4. any star around which a planetary system evolves

  5. first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians [syn: Sunday, Lord's Day, Dominicus]

  6. [also: sunning, sunned]

sun

  1. v. expose one's body to the sun [syn: sunbathe]

  2. expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun; "insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble"; "These herbs suffer when sunned" [syn: insolate, solarize, solarise]

  3. [also: sunning, sunned]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

sun

Old English sunne "sun," from Proto-Germanic *sunnon (cognates: Old Norse, Old Saxon, Old High German sunna, Middle Dutch sonne, Dutch zon, German Sonne, Gothic sunno "the sun"), from PIE *s(u)wen- (cognates: Avestan xueng "sun," Old Irish fur-sunnud "lighting up"), alternative form of root *saewel- "to shine; sun" (see Sol).\n

\nOld English sunne was feminine (as generally in Germanic), and the fem. pronoun was used in English until 16c.; since then masc. has prevailed. The empire on which the sun never sets (1630) originally was the Spanish, later the British. To have one's place in the sun (1680s) is from Pascal's "Pensées"; the German imperial foreign policy sense (1897) is from a speech by von Bülow.

sun

1510s, "to set something in the sun," from sun (n.). Intransitive meaning "expose oneself to the sun" is recorded from c.1600. Sun-bathing is attested from c.1600.

Gazetteer

Sun, LA -- U.S. village in Louisiana

Population (2000): 471
Housing Units (2000): 217
Land area (2000): 4.319367 sq. miles (11.187108 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.143069 sq. miles (0.370547 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.462436 sq. miles (11.557655 sq. km)
FIPS code: 73955
Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
Location: 30.650085 N, 89.900148 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Sun, LA
Sun
The Collaborative International Dictionary

sun

Sunn \Sunn\, n. [Hind. san, fr. Skr. [,c]ana.] (Bot.) An East Indian leguminous plant ( Crotalaria juncea) and its fiber, which is also called sunn hemp. [Written also sun.]

Usage examples of "sun".

Since Bull Shockhead would bury his brother, and lord Ralph would seek the damsel, and whereas there is water anigh, and the sun is well nigh set, let us pitch our tents and abide here till morning, and let night bring counsel unto some of us.

I will never give peace to the emperor of Rome, till he had abjured his crucified God, and embraced the worship of the sun.

Thus then they abode a-feasting till the sun was westering and the shadows waxed about them, and then at last Ralph rose up and called to horse, and the other wayfarers arose also, and the horses were led up to them.

XIV, the Sun King of France, born in 1638, became king in 1643 and achieved his age of majority in 1661.

It was probably a compound of Uch-Ur, the same as Achor, and Achorus of Egypt, the great luminary, the Sun.

Sun Li-jen and the Generalissimo had to acquiesce, with no accretion of good feeling.

Her sails spread slowly, catching the outwind of the local sun, their lead surfaces adazzle in shifting, light show display.

It was a glorious day, all sun bright and adazzle with lights off the lake.

Through the ripples of the water Addle could see the sun quivering like the yolk of an egg.

Because wanting to convince anyone that there was no Amadis in the world or any of the adventuring knights who fill the histories, is the same as trying to persuade that person that the sun does not shine, ice is not cold, and the earth bears no crops, for what mind in the world can persuade another that the story of Princess Floripes and Guy de Bourgogne is not true, or the tale of Fierabras and the Bridge of Mantible, which occurred in the time of Charlemagne, and is as true as the fact that it is now day?

It may be a world captured from afara lonely wanderer cast off from some other star, captured by the Sun after millions of years of drifting lightless through space.

The man aims for that rapidly vanishing afterglow, alone on a darkly painted sea, a single, tiny figure chasing a sun that has already deserted him.

From the twenty-sixth of August to the second of September, that is from the battle of Borodino to the entry of the French into Moscow, during the whole of that agitating, memorable week, there had been the extraordinary autumn weather that always comes as a surprise, when the sun hangs low and gives more heat than in spring, when everything shines so brightly in the rare clear atmosphere that the eyes smart, when the lungs are strengthened and refreshed by inhaling the aromatic autumn air, when even the nights are warm, and when in those dark warm nights, golden stars startle and delight us continually by falling from the sky.

I reached the Col de la Faucille at sunset, when, for a few minutes, the Mont Blanc and Aiguille Verte showed themselves in dull red light, but were buried again, before the sun was quite down, in the rising deluge of cloud-poison.

He spoke the words, though, as he turned himself sunwise, murmuring the brief prayer to each of the four airts in turn, and ended facing west, into the setting sun.