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sunnoun [U]

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

sunverb [I/T]

us   /sʌn/ -nn-
to lie or sit somewhere where there is a lot of sun, esp. in order to make your skin darker: [T] All morning, the cat sunned herself on the stone wall.


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

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sunnoun [S or U]

uk   /sʌn/ us   /sʌn/
A1 the star that provides light and heat for the earth and around which the earth moves: 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 earth receives 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   /sʌn/ us   /sʌn/


written abbreviation for Sunday
(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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