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  9  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sun  \Sun\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  See  {Sunn}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sun  \Sun\,  n.  [OE.  sunne,  sonne,  AS  sunne;  akin  to  OFries 
  sunne,  D.  zon,  OS  &  OHG.  sunna,  G.  sonne,  Icel.  sunna,  Goth. 
  sunna;  perh.  fr  same  root  as  L.  sol.  [root]297.  Cf  {Solar}, 
  1.  The  luminous  orb,  the  light  of  which  constitutes  day  and 
  its  absence  night;  the  central  body  round  which  the  earth 
  and  planets  revolve,  by  which  they  are  held  in  their 
  orbits,  and  from  which  they  receive  light  and  heat.  Its 
  mean  distance  from  the  earth  is  about  92,500,000  miles, 
  and  its  diameter  about  860,000. 
  Note:  Its  mean  apparent  diameter  as  seen  from  the  earth  is 
  32'  4[sec],  and  it  revolves  on  its  own  axis  once  in 
  251/3  days.  Its  mean  density  is  about  one  fourth  of 
  that  of  the  earth,  or  1.41,  that  of  water  being  unity. 
  Its  luminous  surface  is  called  the  photosphere,  above 
  which  is  an  envelope  consisting  partly  of  hydrogen, 
  called  the  chromosphere,  which  can  be  seen  only  through 
  the  spectroscope,  or  at  the  time  of  a  total  solar 
  eclipse.  Above  the  chromosphere,  and  sometimes 
  extending  out  millions  of  miles,  are  luminous  rays  or 
  streams  of  light  which  are  visible  only  at  the  time  of 
  a  total  eclipse,  forming  the  solar  corona. 
  2.  Any  heavenly  body  which  forms  the  center  of  a  system  of 
  3.  The  direct  light  or  warmth  of  the  sun;  sunshine. 
  Lambs  that  did  frisk  in  the  sun.  --Shak. 
  4.  That  which  resembles  the  sun,  as  in  splendor  or 
  importance;  any  source  of  light,  warmth,  or  animation. 
  For  the  Lord  God  is  a  sun  and  shield.  --Ps.  lxxiv. 
  I  will  never  consent  to  put  out  the  sun  of 
  sovereignity  to  posterity.  --Eikon 
  {Sun  and  planet  wheels}  (Mach.),  an  ingenious  contrivance  for 
  converting  reciprocating  motion,  as  that  of  the  working 
  beam  of  a  steam  engine,  into  rotatory  motion.  It  consists 
  of  a  toothed  wheel  (called  the  sun  wheel),  firmly  secured 
  to  the  shaft  it  is  desired  to  drive,  and  another  wheel 
  (called  the  planet  wheel)  secured  to  the  end  of  a 
  connecting  rod.  By  the  motion  of  the  connecting  rod,  the 
  planet  wheel  is  made  to  circulate  round  the  central  wheel 
  on  the  shaft,  communicating  to  this  latter  a  velocity  of 
  revolution  the  double  of  its  own  --G.  Francis. 
  {Sun  angel}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  South  American  humming  bird  of  the 
  genus  {Heliangelos},  noted  for  its  beautiful  colors  and 
  the  brilliant  luster  of  the  feathers  of  its  throat. 
  {Sun  animalcute}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Heliozoa}. 
  {Sun  bath}  (Med.),  exposure  of  a  patient  to  the  sun's  rays; 
  {Sun  bear}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  species  of  bear  ({Helarctos 
  Malayanus})  native  of  Southern  Asia  and  Borneo.  It  has  a 
  small  head  and  short  neck,  and  fine  short  glossy  fur, 
  mostly  black,  but  brownish  on  the  nose.  It  is  easily 
  tamed.  Called  also  {bruang},  and  {Malayan  bear}. 
  {Sun  beetle}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  small  lustrous  beetle  of  the 
  genus  {Amara}. 
  {Sun  bittern}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  singular  South  American  bird 
  ({Eurypyga  helias}),  in  some  respects  related  both  to  the 
  rails  and  herons.  It  is  beautifully  variegated  with  white, 
  brown,  and  black.  Called  also  {sunbird},  and  {tiger 
  {Sun  fever}  (Med.),  the  condition  of  fever  produced  by  sun 
  {Sun  gem}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  Brazilian  humming  bird  ({Heliactin 
  cornutus}).  Its  head  is  ornamented  by  two  tufts  of  bright 
  colored  feathers,  fiery  crimson  at  the  base  and  greenish 
  yellow  at  the  tip.  Called  also  {Horned  hummer}. 
  {Sun  grebe}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  finfoot. 
  {Sun  picture},  a  picture  taken  by  the  agency  of  the  sun's 
  rays;  a  photograph. 
  {Sun  spots}  (Astron.),  dark  spots  that  appear  on  the  sun's 
  disk,  consisting  commonly  of  a  black  central  portion  with 
  a  surrounding  border  of  lighter  shade,  and  usually  seen 
  only  by  the  telescope,  but  sometimes  by  the  naked  eye. 
  They  are  very  changeable  in  their  figure  and  dimensions, 
  and  vary  in  size  from  mere  apparent  points  to  spaces  of 
  50,000  miles  in  diameter.  The  term  sun  spots  is  often  used 
  to  include  bright  spaces  (called  facul[ae])  as  well  as 
  dark  spaces  (called  macul[ae]).  Called  also  {solar  spots}. 
  See  Illustration  in  Appendix. 
  {Sun  star}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  starfishes  belonging  to  {Solaster},  {Crossaster},  and 
  allied  genera,  having  numerous  rays. 
  {Sun  trout}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  squeteague. 
  {Sun  wheel}.  (Mach.)  See  {Sun  and  planet  wheels},  above. 
  {Under  the  sun},  in  the  world;  on  earth.  ``There  is  no  new 
  thing  under  the  sun.''  --Eccl.  i.  9. 
  Note:  Sun  is  often  used  in  the  formation  of  compound 
  adjectives  of  obvious  meaning;  as  sun-bright, 
  sun-dried,  sun-gilt,  sunlike,  sun-lit,  sun-scorched, 
  and  the  like 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sun  \Sun\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sunned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  expose  to  the  sun's  rays;  to  warm  or  dry  in  the  sun;  as 
  to  sun  cloth;  to  sun  grain. 
  Then  to  sun  thyself  in  open  air.  --Dryden. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sunn  \Sunn\,  n.  [Hind.  san,  fr  Skr.  [,c]ana.]  (Bot.) 
  An  East  Indian  leguminous  plant  ({Crotalaria  juncea})  and  its 
  fiber,  which  is  also  called  {sunn  hemp}.  [Written  also 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  typical  star  that  is  the  source  of  light  and  heat  for  the 
  planets  in  the  solar  system;  "the  sun  contains  99.85%  of 
  the  mass  in  the  solar  system" 
  2:  the  rays  of  the  sun;  "the  shingles  were  weathered  by  the  sun 
  and  wind"  [syn:  {sunlight},  {sunshine}] 
  3:  a  person  considered  as  a  source  of  warmth  or  energy  or  glory 
  4:  any  star  around  which  a  planetary  system  evolves 
  5:  first  day  of  the  week;  observed  as  a  day  of  rest  and  worship 
  by  most  Christians  [syn:  {Sunday},  {Lord's  Day},  {Sun}] 
  v  1:  expose  one's  body  to  the  sun  [syn:  {sunbathe}] 
  2:  expose  to  as  if  to  sun  rays 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Sun,  LA  (village,  FIPS  73955) 
  Location:  30.64956  N,  89.90454  W 
  Population  (1990):  429  (202  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.9  sq  km  (land),  0.4  sq  km  (water) 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  Sun  n.  Sun  Microsystems  Hackers  remember  that  the  name  was 
  originally  an  acronym,  Stanford  University  Network.  Sun  started  out 
  around  1980  with  some  hardware  hackers  (mainly)  from  Stanford  talking  to 
  some  software  hackers  (mainly)  from  UC  Berkeley;  Sun's  original  technology 
  concept  married  a  clever  board  design  based  on  the  Motorola  68000  to 
  {BSD}  Unix.  Sun  went  on  to  lead  the  worstation  industry  through  the 
  1980s,  and  for  years  afterwards  remained  an  engineering-driven  company 
  and  a  good  place  for  hackers  to  work  Though  Sun  drifted  away  from 
  its  techie  origins  after  1990  and  has  since  made  some  strategic  moves 
  that  disappointed  and  annoyed  many  hackers  (especially  by  maintaining 
  proprietary  control  of  Java  and  rejecting  Linux),  it's  still  considered 
  within  the  family  in  much  the  same  way  {DEC}  was  in  the  1970s  and 
  early  1980s. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {Sun  Microsystems} 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (Heb.  shemesh),  first  mentioned  along  with  the  moon  as  the  two 
  great  luminaries  of  heaven  (Gen.  1:14-18).  By  their  motions  and 
  influence  they  were  intended  to  mark  and  divide  times  and 
  seasons.  The  worship  of  the  sun  was  one  of  the  oldest  forms  of 
  false  religion  (Job  31:26,27),  and  was  common  among  the 
  Egyptians  and  Chaldeans  and  other  pagan  nations.  The  Jews  were 
  warned  against  this  form  of  idolatry  (Deut.  4:19;  17:3;  comp.  2 
  Kings  23:11;  Jer.  19:13). 

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