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English noun: Sun

1. Sun (object) the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system


SamplesThe sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system.
The Earth revolves around the Sun.


Instance hypernymstar


Part holonymchromosphere, photosphere


Member meronymsolar system

2. sun (phenomenon) the rays of the sun


SamplesThe shingles were weathered by the sun and wind.


Synonymssunlight, sunshine


Broader (hypernym)light, visible light, visible radiation


Narrower (hyponym)sunburst


Part holonymsunbeam, sunray

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


Broader (hypernym)important person, influential person, personage

4. sun (object) any star around which a planetary system revolves


Broader (hypernym)star

5. Sun (time) first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians


SynonymsDominicus, Lord's Day, Sunday


Broader (hypernym)day of rest, rest day


Part meronymweekend


English verb: sun

1. sun (body) expose one's body to the sun


Synonymssunbathe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)lie

2. sun (perception) expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun


SamplesInsolated paper may turn yellow and crumble.
These herbs suffer when sunned.


Synonymsinsolate, solarise, solarize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)expose









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