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 for Sun
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sun \Sun\, n. (Bot.)
     See Sunn.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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,
     South.]
     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.
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     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.
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     2. Any heavenly body which forms the center of a system of
        orbs.
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     3. The direct light or warmth of the sun; sunshine.
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              Lambs that did frisk in the sun.      --Shak.
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     4. That which resembles the sun, as in splendor or
        importance; any source of light, warmth, or animation.
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              For the Lord God is a sun and shield. --Ps. lxxiv.
                                                    11.
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              I will never consent to put out the sun of
              sovereignity to posterity.            --Eikon
                                                    Basilike.
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     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 (Zool.), 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. (Zool.) See Heliozoa.
  
     Sun bath (Med.), exposure of a patient to the sun's rays;
        insolation.
  
     Sun+bear+(Zool.),+a+species+of+bear+({Helarctos+Malayanus">Sun bear (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), any small lustrous beetle of the genus
        Amara.
  
     Sun bittern (Zool.), 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
        bittern.
  
     Sun fever (Med.), the condition of fever produced by sun
        stroke.
  
     Sun gem (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), 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 faculae) as well as dark
        spaces (called maculae). Called also solar spots. See
        Illustration in Appendix.
  
     Sun star (Zool.), any one of several species of starfishes
        belonging to Solaster, Crossaster, and allied genera,
        having numerous rays.
  
     Sun trout (Zool.), 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.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sun \Sun\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sunned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Sunning.]
     To expose to the sun's rays; to warm or dry in the sun; as,
     to sun cloth; to sun grain.
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           Then to sun thyself in open air.         --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     sun.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sun
      n 1: the 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"; "the Earth revolves around
           the Sun" [syn: sun, Sun]
      2: the rays of the sun; "the shingles were weathered by the sun
         and wind" [syn: sunlight, sunshine, sun]
      3: a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory
         etc
      4: any star around which a planetary system revolves
      5: first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship
         by most Christians [syn: Sunday, Lord's Day, Dominicus,
         Sun]
      v 1: expose one's body to the sun [syn: sun, sunbathe]
      2: expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the
         sun; "insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble"; "These
         herbs suffer when sunned" [syn: sun, insolate,
         solarize, solarise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  128 Moby Thesaurus words for "sun":
     Amen-Ra, Apollo, Helios, Hyperion, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo, Ra,
     Savitar, Shamash, Sol, Surya, Titan, abundant year, academic year,
     air-dry, anhydrate, annum, bake, bask, bissextile year, blot,
     brush, burn, calendar month, calendar year, candle, celestial body,
     century, chromosphere, common year, corona, cure, day, daylight,
     daystar, decade, decennary, decennium, defective year, dehumidify,
     dehydrate, desiccate, drain, dry, electric light bulb, evaporate,
     exsiccate, fire, fiscal year, flame, fortnight, glim, hour,
     illuminant, illuminator, incandescent body, insolate, kiln, lamp,
     lantern, leap year, light, light bulb, light source, luminant,
     luminary, lunar month, lunar year, lunation, luster, lustrum,
     man-hour, match, microsecond, millennium, millisecond, minute,
     moment, month, moon, mummify, orb, orb of day, parch, phoebus,
     photosphere, quarter, quinquennium, radiance, radiation,
     regular year, rub, scorch, sear, second, semester, session,
     shrivel, sidereal year, smoke, soak up, solar flare,
     solar prominence, solar wind, solar year, source of light, sponge,
     star, stars, sun-dry, sunbathe, sunlight, sunshine, swab, taper,
     term, torch, torrefy, towel, trimester, twelvemonth, weazen, week,
     weekday, wipe, wither, wizen, year
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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
      workstation 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 (18 March 2015) :

  Sun
  
     Sun Microsystems
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Sun
     (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).
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Sun, LA -- U.S. village in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    471
     Housing Units (2000): 217
     Land area (2000):     4.319367 sq. miles (11.187108 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.143069 sq. miles (0.370547 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.462436 sq. miles (11.557655 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            73955
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             30.650085 N, 89.900148 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Sun, LA
      Sun
  

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