Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Sun-dried adjective Dried by the heat of the sun. " Sun-dried brick." Sir T. Herbert.
Sun-struck adjective (Medicine) Overcome by, or affected with, sunstroke; as, sun-struck soldiers.
Sunder transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Sundered
; present participle & verbal noun Sundering
.] [ Middle English sundren
, Anglo-Saxon sundrain
(in ā sundrain
, ge sundrain
), from sundor
asunder, separately, apart; akin to Dutch zonder
, preposition , without, German sonder
separate, as preposition , without, sondern
but, Old High German suntar
separately, Icelandic sundr
asunder, Swedish & Danish sönder
, Goth. sundrō
alone, separately.] To disunite in almost any manner, either by rending, cutting, or breaking; to part; to put or keep apart; to separate; to divide; to sever; as, to sunder a rope; to sunder a limb; to sunder friends.
It is sundered from the main land by a sandy plain. Carew.
Sunder intransitive verb To part; to separate. [ R.] Shak.
[ See Sunder
, transitive verb
, and confer Asunder
.] A separation into parts; a division or severance. In sunder
, into parts.
"He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder
." Ps. xlvi. 9.
Sunder transitive verb To expose to the sun and wind. [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
Sundew noun (Botany) Any plant of the genus Drosera, low bog plants whose leaves are beset with pediceled glands which secrete a viscid fluid that glitters like dewdrops and attracts and detains insects. After an insect is caught, the glands curve inward like tentacles and the leaf digests it. Called also lustwort .
Sundial noun An instrument to show the time of day by means of the shadow of a gnomon, or style, on a plate. Sundial shell (Zoology)
, any shell of the genus Solarium. See Solarium .
Sundog noun (Meteorol.) A luminous spot occasionally seen a few degrees from the sun, supposed to be formed by the intersection of two or more halos, or in a manner similar to that of halos.
Sundog noun (Meteor.) A fragmentary rainbow; a small rainbow near the horizon; -- called also dog and weathergaw .
1. The setting of the sun; sunset. "When sundown skirts the moor." Tennyson. 2. A kind of broad-brimmed sun hat worn by women.
Sundowner noun A tramp or vagabond in the Australian bush; -- so called from his coming to sheep stations at sunset of ask for supper and a bed, when it is too late to work; -- called also traveler and swagman (but not all swagmen are sundowners ).
Sundowners , -- men who loaf about till sunset, and then come in with the demand for unrefusable rations. Francis Adams.
Sundries noun plural Many different or small things; sundry things.
Sundrily adverb In sundry ways; variously.
Sundrops noun [ Sun + drop .] (Botany) Any one of the several species of Kneiffia , esp. K. fruticosa (syn. Œnothera fruticosa ), of the Evening-primrose family, having flowers that open by daylight.
[ Middle English sundry
, Anglo-Saxon syndrig
, from sundor
asunder. See Sunder
, transitive verb
] 1. Several; divers; more than one or two; various.
weighty reasons." Shak.
With many a sound of sundry melody. Chaucer.
Sundry foes the rural realm surround. Dryden. 2. Separate; diverse.
Every church almost had the Bible of a sundry translation. Coleridge. All and sundry
, all collectively, and each separately.
; plural Sundrymen One who deals in sundries, or a variety of articles.
Sunfish noun (Zoology) (a) A very large oceanic plectognath fish ( Mola mola , Mola rotunda , or Orthagoriscus mola ) having a broad body and a truncated tail. (b) Any one of numerous species of perch-like North American fresh- water fishes of the family Centrachidæ . They have a broad, compressed body, and strong dorsal spines. Among the common species of the Eastern United States are Lepomis gibbosus (called also bream , pondfish , pumpkin seed , and sunny ), the blue sunfish, or dollardee ( Latin pallidus ), and the long-eared sunfish ( Latin auritus ). Several of the species are called also pondfish . (c) The moonfish, or bluntnosed shiner. (d) The opah. (e) The basking, or liver, shark. (f) Any large jellyfish.
Sunflower noun Any plant of the genus Helianthus ; -- so called probably from the form and color of its flower, which is large disk with yellow rays. The commonly cultivated sunflower is Helianthus annuus , a native of America.
Sunflower State Kansas; a nickname.
Sung imperfect & past participle of Sing .
; plural Sunglasses A convex lens of glass for producing heat by converging the sun's rays into a focus.
"Lighting a cigar with a sunglass
Sunglow noun A rosy flush in the sky seen after sunset.
Sunk imperfect & past participle of Sink . Sunk fence
, a ditch with a retaining wall, used to divide lands without defacing a landscape; a ha-ha.
Sunken adjective Lying on the bottom of a river or other water; sunk.
Sunless adjective Destitute or deprived of the sun or its rays; shaded; shadowed.
The sunken glen whose sunless shrubs must weep. Byron.
Sunlight noun The light of the sun. Milton.
Sunlike adjective Like or resembling the sun. "A spot of sunlike brilliancy." Tyndall.
Sunlit adjective Lighted by the sun.
Sunn noun [ Hind. san , from Sanskrit çana .] (Botany) An East Indian leguminous plant ( Crotalaria juncea ) and its fiber, which is also called sunn hemp . [ Written also sun .]
Sunna noun [ Arabic sunnah rule, law.] A collection of traditions received by the orthodox Mohammedans as of equal authority with the Koran.
Sunniah noun One of the sect of Sunnites.
Sunniness noun The quality or state of being sunny.
Sunnite noun One of the orthodox Mohammedans who receive the Sunna as of equal importance with the Koran.
Sunnud noun [ Hind., from Arabic sanad .] A charter or warrant; also, a deed of gift. [ India]
[ Compar. Sunnier
; superl. Sunniest
.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from, or resembling the sun; hence, shining; bright; brilliant; radiant.
locks." Shak. 2. Exposed to the rays of the sun; brightened or warmed by the direct rays of the sun; as, a sunny room; the sunny side of a hill.
Her blooming mountains and her sunny shores. Addison. 3. Cheerful; genial; as, a sunny disposition.
My decayed fair Shak.
A sunny look of his would soon repair.
Sunny noun (Zoology) See Sunfish (b) .
Sunproof adjective Impervious to the rays of the sun. "Darksome yew, sunproof ." Marston.
Sunrise, Sunrising noun 1. The first appearance of the sun above the horizon in the morning; more generally, the time of such appearance, whether in fair or cloudy weather; as, to begin work at sunrise .
"The tide of sunrise
swells." Keble. 2. Hence, the region where the sun rises; the east.
Which were beyond Jordan toward the sunrising . Deut. iv. 47 (Rev. Ver.)
Full hot and fast the Saxon rides, with rein of travel slack, Whittier.
And, bending o'ev his saddle, leaves the sunrise at his back.
Sunset, Sunsetting noun 1. The descent of the sun below the horizon; also, the time when the sun sets; evening. Also used figuratively.
'T is the sunset of life gives me mystical lore. Campbell. 2. Hence, the region where the sun sets; the west. Sunset shell (Zoology)
, a West Indian marine bivalve ( Tellina radiata ) having a smooth shell marked with radiating bands of varied colors resembling those seen at sunset or before sunrise; -- called also rising sun .
Sunshade noun Anything used as a protection from the sun's rays. Specifically: (a) A small parasol. (b) An awning.
Sunshine noun 1. The light of the sun, or the place where it shines; the direct rays of the sun, the place where they fall, or the warmth and light which they give.
But all sunshine , as when his beams at noon Milton. 2. Anything which has a warming and cheering influence like that of the rays of the sun; warmth; illumination; brightness.
Culminate from the equator.
That man that sits within a monarch's heart, Shak.
And ripens in the sunshine of his favor.
Sunshine adjective Sunshiny; bright. Shak. " Sunshine hours." Keble.
Sunshiny adjective 1. Bright with the rays of the sun; clear, warm, or pleasant; as, a sunshiny day. 2. Bright like the sun; resplendent.
Flashing beams of that sunshiny shield. Spenser. 3. Beaming with good spirits; cheerful.
Sunsquall noun (Zoology) Any large jellyfish.
Sunsted noun [ Sun + stead a place.] Solstice. [ Obsolete] "The summer sunsted ." Holland.
Sunstone noun (Medicine) Aventurine feldspar. See under Aventurine .
Sunstroke noun (Medicine) Any affection produced by the action of the sun on some part of the body; especially, a sudden prostration of the physical powers, with symptoms resembling those of apoplexy, occasioned by exposure to excessive heat, and often terminating fatally; coup de soleil.
Sunup noun Sunrise.
[ Local, U.S.]
Such a horse as that might get over a good deal of ground atwixt sunup and sundown. Cooper.
Sunward adverb Toward the sun.
Sunwise adverb In the direction of the sun's apparent motion, or from the east southward and westward, and so around the circle; also, in the same direction as the movement of the hands of a watch lying face upward.