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  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. any star around which a planetary system evolves Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the rays of the sun; "the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. expose one's body to the sun Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. See Sunn. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The luminous orb, the light of which constitutes day, and its absence night; the central body round which the earth and planets revolve, by which they are held in their orbits, and from which they receive light and heat. Its mean distance from the earth is about 92,500,000 miles, and its diameter about 860,000. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Any heavenly body which forms the center of a system of orbs. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. The direct light or warmth of the sun; sunshine. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. That which resembles the sun, as in splendor or importance; any source of light, warmth, or animation. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To expose to the sun's rays; to warm or dry in the sun; as, to sun cloth; to sun grain. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. The group of celestial bodies, including the EARTH, orbiting around and gravitationally bound by the sun. It includes nine planets, 34 natural satellites, more than 1,000 observed comets, and thousands of lesser bodies known as MINOR PLANETS (asteroids) and METEOROIDS. (From Academic American Encyclopedia, 1983) Medical Dictionary DB
  15. The round, shining body around which the earth and other planets, etc., of the solar system revolve; the source of light and heat to the earth; any center of a system of worlds; sunshine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To expose to the sun's rays; as, to sun oneself; warm or dry in the sun. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Sunned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Sunning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To expose to the sun's rays. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. The body which is the source of light and heat to our planetary system: a body which forms the centre of a system of orbs: that which resembles the sun in brightness or value. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To expose to the sun's rays:-pr.p. sunning; pa.t. and pa.p. sunned. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. A body which is the source of light and heat; body around which the earth revolves; sunshine. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To expose to the sun. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. The heavenly body that is the center of attraction and the main source of light and heat in the solar system. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Any star that is the center or a system. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Sunshine; sunlight. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. The luminary which, being in or near the centre of our system of worlds, gives light and heat to all the planets; any similar centre of a system of worlds; a sunny place; anything eminently splendid or luminous; that which is a centre of light or honour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To expose to the sun's rays; to warm or dry in the light of the sun. Sun of righteousness, a scriptural epithet applied to Jesus Christ, as the great source of spiritual light and guidance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. The great luminary of day which gives light and heat, distant from the earth about 92,000,000 miles; anything eminently splendid and luminous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. In the history of "greater light," of the creation the sun is described as "greater light," in contradistinction to the moon, the "lesser light," in conjunction with which it was to serve "for signs and for seasons, and for days, and for years," while its special office was "to rule the day." ( Genesis 1:14-16 ) The "signs" referred to were probably such extraordinary phenomena as eclipses, which were regarded as conveying premonitions of coming events. ( Jeremiah 10:2 ; Matthew 24:29 ) with Luke 21:25 The joint influence assigned to the sun and moon in deciding the "seasons," both for agricultural operations and for religious festivals, and also in regulating the length and subdivisions of the years "correctly describes the combination of the lunar and solar year which prevailed at all events subsequent to the Mosaic period. Sunrise and sunset are the only defined points of time in the absence of artificial contrivances for telling the hour of the day. Between these two points the Jews recognized three periods, viz., when the sun became hot, about 9 A.M. ( 1 Samuel 11:9 ; Nehemiah 7:3 ) the double light, or noon. ( Genesis 43:16 ; 2 Samuel 4:5 ) and "the cool of the day," shortly before sunset. ( Genesis 3:8 ) The sun also served to fix the quarters of the hemisphere, east, west north and south, which were represented respectively by the rising sun, the setting sun, ( Isaiah 45:6 ; Psalms 50:1 ) the dark quarter, ( Genesis 13:14 ; Joel 2:20 ) and the brilliant quarter, ( 33:23 ; Job 37:17 ; Ezekiel 40:24 ) or otherwise by their position relative to a person facing the rising sun--before, behind, on the left hand and on the right hand. ( Job 23:8 Job 23:9 ) The worship of the sun, as the most prominent and powerful agent in the kingdom of nature, was widely diffused throughout the countries adjacent to Palestine. The Arabians appear to have paid direct worship to it without the intervention of any statue or symbol, ( Job 31:26 Job 31:27 ) and this simple style of worship was probably familiar to the ancestors of the Jews in Chaldaea and Mesopotamia. The Hebrews must have been well acquainted with the idolatrous worship of the sun during the captivity in Egypt, both from the contiguity of On, the chief seat of the worship of the sun, as implied in the name itself (On being the equivalent of the Hebrew Bethshemesh, "house of the sun") ( Jeremiah 43:13 ) and also from the connection between Joseph and Potipherah ("he who belongs to Ela") the priest of On, ( Genesis 41:45 ) After their removal to Canaan, the Hebrews came in contact with various forms of idolatry which originated in the worship of the sun; such as the Baal of the Phoenicians, the Molech or Milcom of the Ammonites, and the Hadad of the Syrians. The importance attached to the worship of the sun by the Jewish kings may be inferred from the fact that the horses sacred to the sun were stalled within the precincts of the temple. ( 2 Kings 23:11 ) In the metaphorical language of Scripture the sun is emblematic of the law of God, ( Psalms 19:7 ) of the cheering presence of God, ( Psalms 84:11 ) of the person of the Saviour, ( John 1:9 ; Malachi 4:2 ) and of the glory and purity of heavenly beings. ( Revelation 1:16 ; 10:1 ) biblestudytools.com
  31. (Heb. shemesh), first mentioned along with the moon as the two great luminaries of heaven ( Genesis 1:14-18 ). By their motions and influence they were intended to mark and divide times and seasons. The worship of the sun was one of the oldest forms of false religion ( Job 31:26 Job 31:27 ), and was common among the Egyptians and Chaldeans and other pagan nations. The Jews were warned against this form of idolatry ( Deuteronomy 4:19 ; 17:3 ; Compare 2 Kings 23:11 ; Jeremiah 19:13 ). biblestudytools.com
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  33. sun, n. the body which is the source of light and heat to our planetary system: a body which forms the centre of a system of orbs: that which resembles the sun in brightness or value: the sunshine: a revolution of the earth round the sun, a year: sunrise, day: (her.) a bearing representing the sun.--v.t. to expose to the sun's rays.--v.i. to become warm in the sunshine:--pr.p. sun'ning; pa.t. and pa.p. sunned.--n. SUN'BEAM, a beam or ray of the sun.--adjs. SUN'-BEAT, -EN, smitten by the rays of the sun.--ns. SUN'-BIRD, a family of small tropical birds, the male with resplendent metallic plumage; SUN'-BITT'ERN, a South American bird about the size of a small curlew, long-legged and long-necked, with brilliant many-coloured markings; SUN'-BONN'ET, a light bonnet projecting beyond the face to protect from the sun; SUN'BOW, an iris formed by the sun, esp. in the spray of a cataract; SUN'BURN, a burning or scorching by the sun, esp. the browning of the skin of the face, hands, &c. exposed to the sun.--adjs. SUN'BURNED, SUN'BURNT, burned or discoloured by the sun.--n. SUN'BURST, a strong outburst of sunlight.--adj. SUN'-CLAD, clothed in radiant light.--ns. SUN'-CRACK, one of the superficial markings frequently seen on the surfaces of thin-bedded flagstones and argillaceous sandstones; SUN'DAWN, the light of the dawning sun; SUN'DEW, a plant of the genus Drosera, found in bogs and moist heathy ground; SUN'-D[=I]'AL, an instrument for measuring time by means of the motion of the sun's shadow cast by a style erected on its surface; SUN'-DOG, a mock sun or parhelion; SUN'DOWN, sunset: a hat with a wide brim to shade the eyes; SUN'DOWNER, in Australia, a loafer who saunters from station to station in the interior, arriving about sundown in the hope of getting free rations and lodging for the night: a physician in government employment who practises for private fees after his official hours.--adj. SUN'-DRIED, dried by exposure to the sun.--ns. SUN'-FISH, a fish whose body resembles the forepart of a larger fish cut short off, supposed to be so called from its nearly circular form; SUN'FLOWER, a plant so called from its flower, which is a large disc with yellow rays; SUN'GOD, the sun considered as a deity; SUN'HAT, a light hat with wide brim to shade the face from the sun.--adj. SUN'LESS, without the sun: deprived of the sun or its rays: shaded: dark.--ns. SUN'LESSNESS; SUN'LIGHT, the light of the sun.--adjs. SUN'LIKE, like the sun; SUN'LIT, lighted up by the sun.--n. SUN'-MYTH, a solar myth (see SOLAR).--p.adj. SUNNED, exposed to the sun.--n. SUN'NINESS.--adj. SUN'NY, pertaining to, coming from, or like the sun: exposed to, warmed, or coloured by the sun's rays.--ns. SUN'-PICT'URE, -PRINT, a photograph; SUN'RISE, SUN'RISING, the rising or first appearance of the sun above the horizon: the time of this rising: the east; SUN'SET, SUN'SETTING, the setting or going down of the sun: the west; SUN'SHADE, a ladies' parasol: an awning; SUN'SHINE, the shining light of the sun: the place on which it shines: warmth.--adjs. SUN'SHINE, SUN'SHINY, bright with sunshine: pleasant: bright like the sun; SUN'-SMITT'EN, smitten by the rays of the sun.--ns. SUN'SPOT, one of the dark irregular spots appearing on the surface of the sun; SUN'STONE, aventurine feldspar.--adj. SUN'-STRICK'EN.--n. SUN'STROKE, a nervous disease, from exposure to the sun.--adv. SUN'WARD, toward the sun.--ns. SUN'-WOR'SHIP, adoration of the sun; SUN'-WOR'SHIPPER.--BE IN THE SUNSHINE, HAVE THE SUN IN ONE'S EYES, to be in liquor, to be drunk; TAKE THE SUN, to ascertain the latitude from the sun; UNDER THE SUN, in the world, on earth. [A.S. sunne; Ice. sunna, Ger. sunne.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. The heavenly body that the earth travels round& receives warmth& light from, such light or warmth or both, (s. rises, sets, is brought by earth\'s revolution above, below, the horizon; his, its, &c., s. is set, time of prosperity or existence is over; rise with the s., get up early; Order of the Rising S., Japanese order; hail or adore the rising s., curry favour with new or coming power; empire &c. on which the s. never sets, world-wide; let not the s. go down upon your wrath, limit it to one day; the midnight s., seen in arctic& antarctic regions; nothing new under the s., in the world; mock s., parhelion; S. of righteousness, Christ; see the s., be alive; make HAY while the s. shines; hold a candle to the s., Provencal of superfluous action; take, or slang shoot, the s. naut., ascertain its altitude in order to fix latitude; with, against, the s., CLOCK-wise, counterclock wise, whence sunwise adv.; s.\'s eyelashes, s.\'s backstays naut., s. drawing water, phenomenon given by rays piercing aperture in cloud& illuminating suspended particles in parallel lines; s. & planet, system of gearing in which cogged wheel on reciprocating rod both rotates on its axis& travels round the wheel that it engages& communicates motion to; exclude, let in, the s.; in the s., exposed to s.\'s rays; a place in the s. fig., favourable situation or conditions; take the s., expose oneself to s.-light); any fixed star with satellite (s); (poet.) day or year; (also s.-burner) set of gas-jets, electric lights, &c., massed as one great light in ceiling; s.-bath, exposure of naked body to s.; sunbeam, ray of s.; s.-bird, kinds of small bright-plumaged Old-World birds with resemblance to humming-birds; s.-blind, window-shade; s.-bonnet, of linen &c. with projection& pendant back to shade face& neck; s.-bow, prismatic bow given by s.-light on spray &c.; sunburn, tanning of face &c. by exposure to s., so sunburntor -burned a.; s.-dance, of N.-Amer. Indians in honour of s.; sundew, kinds of small bog-plant with hairs secreting drops of moisture; s.-DIAL; s.-DOG; sundown, sunset; sundowner, Australian tramp who times his arrival for the evening; s.-dried, dried by s. & not by artificial heat; sunfish, large fish of almost spherical shape; sunflower, kinds of tall garden-plant with showy golden-rayed flowers; s.-glow, whitish or faintly coloured corona of light sometimes seen round s.; s.-god, the s. worshipped as a deity; s.-hat, -helmet, adapted by material or shape to keep s. off; sunlight; sunlit; s.-myth, SOLAR myth; s.-picture, photograph; sunrise, (moment of) s.\'s rising; sunset, (moment of) s.\'s setting, western sky with colours characterizing s.-s. (attrib., resembling these), (fig.) declining period of life; sunshade, parasol, also awning of shop-window; sunshine, light of sun (s.-s. recorder, instrument recording duration of s.-s.), surface illuminated by it, fair weather, (fig.) cheerfulness or bright influence, so sunshiny a.; s.-snake, ornament found in early N.-Europ. art shaped like S with small circle at centre; s.-spot, one of the dark patches, changing in shape& size& lasting for varying periods, sometimes observed on s.\'s surface; s.-star, red starfish with many rays; s.-stone, kinds of quartz (esp. cat\'s-eye) & feldspar; sunstroke, acute prostration from excessive heat of weather; s.-worship (per); hence sunless a., sunlessness n., sunlike, sunproof, aa., sunward a. & adv., sunwards adv. (Vb) expose to the s. (s. oneself, bask in s.-light); s. oneself. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. n. [Anglo-Saxon, lcelandic, German, Gothic, Sanskrit] The luminous orb the light of which constitutes day, and its absence night ; the central body round which the earth and planets revolve;-any heavenly body which forms the centre of a system of orbs ; - the sunshine ; - whatever resembles the sun in splendour or importance. Cabinet Dictionary

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