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Synonyms for sun

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sun, Sun(noun)

    the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system

    "the sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system"; "the Earth revolves around the Sun"

    sunshine, sunlight

  2. sunlight, sunshine, sun(noun)

    the rays of the sun

    "the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"

    sunshine, cheer, sunniness, fair weather, cheerfulness, sunlight, temperateness

  3. sun(noun)

    a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc

    sunshine, sunlight

  4. sun(noun)

    any star around which a planetary system revolves

    sunshine, sunlight

  5. Sunday, Lord's Day, Dominicus, Sun(verb)

    first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians

    sunshine, sunlight

  6. sun, sunbathe(verb)

    expose one's body to the sun

    solarize, solarise, sunbathe, insolate

  7. sun, insolate, solarize, solarise(verb)

    expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun

    "insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble"; "These herbs suffer when sunned"

    solarize, solarise, sunbathe, insolate

Editors Contribution

  1. surya

    the sun in south indian language kannbda similar to suryudu in telugu

    Submitted by anonymous on December 30, 2019  
  2. suraj

    suraj means sun in the indian culture in special day people worship suraj as their god

    look the sun is rising. (dekho suraj udharahaa hey)

    Submitted by xooraaz12 on September 4, 2019  
  3. Submitted by ryan_1 on July 17, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sun(n.)

    day-star, orb of day

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sun(n)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sun":

    sunday, soleil, sohn, sunshine, sunlight, solar, dim, suen, shams, soil, imgs, sunset, ground, sol, al-shams, glare


  1. List of known nicknames for "SUN":

    瀬戸燦, Sannia Arumasari

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How to use sun in a sentence?

  1. The Buddha:

    Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth

  2. Adam Hartstone-Rose:

    There are interesting philosophical questions too, because we don't know how to tell when a giraffe perceives the sun, but we know they are affected by this.

  3. Stephen William Hawking:

    A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said 'What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.' The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, 'What is the turtle standing on' 'You're very clever, young man, very clever,' said the little old lady. 'But it's turtles all the way down.'

  4. John Breen:

    The Daijosai transforms the Emperor from just an ordinary human to a sovereign whose authority extends over both this realm and the other realm, the Daijosai happens just once in a reign -- The Daijosai's The Daijosai. Because The Daijosai involves the Emperor with the sun goddess in the most intimate fashion, The Daijosai transforms him.

  5. Mirta Santiago Cortés:

    Hernan Cortés Quiles were crying all the time, no one wanted to be under a roof. Hernan Cortés Quiles were sitting outside under the hot sun all the time. Hernan Cortés Quiles seemed very vulnerable.

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