sun Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Definition of “sun” - English Dictionary

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sunnoun [U]

 us   /sʌn/
the ​star around which the ​earth moves and that ​provideslight and ​heat for the ​earth: The sun is the ​center of ​oursolarsystem. Sun also ​means the ​light or ​heat that the ​earthreceives from this ​star: Sit in the sun where it’s a lot ​warmer.

sunverb [I/T]

 us   /sʌn/ (-nn-)
to ​lie or ​sitsomewhere where there is a lot of sun, esp. in ​order to make ​yourskindarker: [T] All ​morning, the ​cat sunned herself on the ​stonewall.


abbreviation forSunday
(Definition of sun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sun" in British English

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sunnoun [S or U]

uk   us   /sʌn/
A1 the ​star that ​provideslight and ​heat for the ​earth and around which the ​earthmoves: The sun rises in the ​east and sets in the ​west. The sun's ​rays are at ​their most ​powerful at ​midday. We ​thought we'd go out for a ​walk while the sun was shining.A1 the ​light or ​heat that the ​earthreceives from the sun: I ​think I've had too much sun today - I have a ​headache. Let's go and ​sit out in the sun.
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uk   us   /sʌn/
sun yourself to ​lie or ​sitsomewhere where there is a lot of sun, ​especially in ​order to make ​yourskindarker: I ​sat on the ​balcony sunning myself.
written abbreviation forSunday
(Definition of sun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sun”
in Korean 햇빛…
in Arabic شَمْس…
in Malaysian matahari, bintang, sinar matahari…
in French soleil…
in Russian воскресенье…
in Chinese (Traditional) 周日,星期天…
in Italian sole…
in Turkish pazar, pazar günü…
in Polish niedz. (= = niedziela)…
in Spanish sol…
in Vietnamese mặt trời, định tinh, ánh mặt trời…
in Portuguese sol…
in Thai ดวงอาทิตย์, ดาวฤกษ์, แสงอาทิตย์…
in German die Sonne…
in Catalan sol…
in Japanese 日光…
in Chinese (Simplified) 周日,星期天…
in Indonesian matahari, sinar matahari…
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