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sun

sun

 
 
pronunciation:
suhn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
under the sun
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the star in the middle of our solar system. The earth and other planets revolve around it and receive heat and light from it.
 
definition 2: the heat and light energy given off by the sun; sunlight.
Can you feel the sun on your face?
definition 3: a star.
phrase: under the sun
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sunned, sunning, suns
definition: to expose to the sun's rays.
The lizard sunned itself on the rock.
derivation: sunlike (adj.)
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Are you looking for the word son (a person's male child)? Sun and son sound alike but have different meanings.
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  • sunburn:
    a burn of the skin caused by the sun.
  • sunglasses:
    special eyeglasses that protect your eyes from the sun.
  • sunlight:
    the light of the sun.
  • sunny:
    having a lot of sun; bright.
  • sunrise:
    the time of day when the sun appears to move above the horizon.
  • sunset:
    the time of day when the sun appears to move below the horizon.
  • sunshine:
    the light of the sun.
  • suntan:
    a tan color of the skin caused by the sun.
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