sun noun, verb definition, meaning - what is sun noun, verb in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sun”

See all translations

sun

noun [S or U] uk   us   /sʌn/
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.
More examples

sun

verb uk   us   /sʌn/
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 Arabic شَمْس…
in Korean 햇빛…
in Malaysian matahari, bintang, sinar matahari…
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 Vietnamese mặt trời, định tinh, ánh mặt trời…
in Spanish sol…
in Portuguese sol…
in Thai ดวงอาทิตย์, ดาวฤกษ์, แสงอาทิตย์…
in German die Sonne…
in Catalan sol…
in Japanese 日光…
in Indonesian matahari, sinar matahari…
in Chinese (Simplified) 周日,星期天…
(Definition of sun noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sun?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sun” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More