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sun

noun /san/
the round body in the sky that gives light and heat to the earth
soleil
The Sun is nearly 150 million kilometres away from the Earth.
any of the fixed stars
soleil
Do other suns have planets revolving round them?
light and heat from the sun; sunshine
soleil
We sat in the sun In Britain they don’t get enough sun The sun has faded the curtains.
sunless adjective without sun, or lacking sunlight
sans soleil
a sunless room.
sunny adjective filled with sunshine
ensoleillé
sunny weather.
cheerful and happy
heureux
The child has a sunny nature.
sunniness noun
ensoleillement; gaieté
sunbathe verb to lie or sit in the sun, especially wearing few clothes, in order to get a suntan
prendre un bain de soleil
She’s sunbathing by the pool.
sunbeam noun a ray of the sun.
rayon de soleil
sunburn noun the brown or red colour of the skin caused by exposure to the sun’s rays.
bronzage
sunburned adjective ( sunburnt)
bronzé
sunburnt faces.
sundial noun a device, usually in a garden, for telling time from the shadow of a rod or plate on its surface cast by the sun.
cadran solaire
sundown noun (especially American) sunset.
coucher du soleil
sunflower noun a type of large yellow flower with petals like rays of the sun, from whose seeds we get oil.
tournesol
sunglasses noun plural glasses of dark-coloured glass or plastic to protect the eyes in bright sunlight.
lunettes de soleil
sunlight noun the light of the sun
lumière du soleil
The cat was sitting in a patch of sunlight.
sunlit adjective lighted up by the sun
ensoleillé
a sunlit room.
sunrise noun the rising of the sun in the morning, or the time of this
lever du soleil
We got up at sunrise.
sunset noun the setting of the sun, or the time of this
coucher du soleil
the red glow of the sunset.
sunshade noun a type of umbrella for sheltering a person from the sun; a parasol.
ombrelle; parasol
sunshine noun the light of the sun
lumière du soleil
The children were playing in the sunshine.
cheerfulness or happiness.
rayonnement
sunstroke noun a serious illness caused by being in very hot sunshine for too long.
insolation
suntan noun a brown colour of the skin caused by exposure to the sun
bronzage
I’m trying to get a suntan.
catch the sun to become sunburnt.
prendre un coup de soleil
under the sun in the whole world
sous le soleil
I’m sure that he must have visited every country under the sun.
(Definition of sun from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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