Definition for Sun (-s, -'s)

sun (-s, -'s), n. [OE.]

  1. Central globe in the solar system; [personification] male god of light.
  2. Large helium star that the Earth rotates around.
  3. Solar disk; [personification] Helios; dominant entity that travels across the sky in a set course each day.
  4. Source of warmth and light.
  5. Day; daytime; period during which light is present.
  6. Lamp; luminary; light of the world; [word play on “Son”] Savior; Redeemer; Jesus Christ, who resurrects the dead; Son of God; one who rescues mortals from death and sin.
  7. Far away celestial orb; [fig.] highest glory; most desired outcome.
  8. Yellow color; golden light.
  9. Dawn; daybreak; orient; morning; eastern direction.
  10. Solar fireball; [fig.] glory; divinity.
  11. Brightest of the heavenly bodies; object in the universe that supplies light and heat by its radiation.
  12. Major light source.
  13. Sunlight; direct rays of daylight.
  14. Deity; major god; object of worship; personified regal omnipotent male being.
  15. New day; [fig.] resurrection day; restoration of joy; reunion with deceased loved ones.
  16. Source of inspiration; visual cause of intellectual illumination.
  17. Daylight; [personification] Lord; Father in Heaven; [fig.] love of God (see Matthew 5:45).
  18. Summer; growing season; harvest time.

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