Meaning of SUN in English

I. ˈsən noun

Etymology: Middle English sunne, from Old English; akin to Old High German sunna sun, Latin sol — more at solar

Date: before 12th century


a. often capitalized : the luminous celestial body around which the earth and other planets revolve, from which they receive heat and light, which is composed mainly of hydrogen and helium, and which has a mean distance from earth of about 93,000,000 miles (150,000,000 kilometers), a linear diameter of 864,000 miles (1,390,000 kilometers), and a mass 332,000 times greater than earth

b. : a celestial body like the sun : star

2. : the heat or light radiated from the sun

played in the sun all day

3. : one resembling the sun (as in warmth or brilliance)

4. : the rising or setting of the sun

from sun to sun

5. : glory , splendor

- in the sun

- under the sun

II. verb

( sunned ; sun·ning )

Date: 15th century

transitive verb

: to expose to or as if to the rays of the sun

intransitive verb

: to sun oneself

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.