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sun

noun [S or U] uk   /sʌn/ us  
A1 the star that the Earth moves around, which provides light and heat for the Earth, or the light or heat that the Earth receives from this star: The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The sun's rays are at their most powerful at midday. I think I've had a bit too much sun today - I've got a headache. Let's go and sit out in the sun. We thought we'd go out for a walk while the sun was shining.
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sun

verb uk   /sʌn/ us  
sun yourself to lie or sit somewhere where there is a lot of sun, especially in order to make your skin darker: I sat on the balcony sunning myself.
Translations of “sun”
in Korean 햇빛…
in Arabic شَمْس…
in French soleil…
in Turkish pazar, pazar günü…
in Italian sole…
in Chinese (Traditional) 周日,星期天…
in Russian воскресенье…
in Polish niedz. (= = niedziela)…
in Spanish sol…
in Portuguese sol…
in German die Sonne…
in Catalan sol…
in Japanese 日光…
in Chinese (Simplified) 周日,星期天…
(Definition of sun noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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