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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun Sun:


Sun is sometimes a misspelling of son or sons.

The word sun is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun sun

What does sun mean as a name of something?

Sun is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • sun: suns
  • Sun: Suns

  1. the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system
    • examples: the sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system | the Earth revolves around the Sun
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • instance of: star = a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
    • parts:
      • chromosphere = a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere (extending from the photosphere to the corona) that is visible during a total eclipse of the sun
      • photosphere = the intensely luminous surface of a star
    • member of: solar system = the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
  2. the rays of the sun
  3. a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc
  4. any star around which a planetary system revolves
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic word: star = a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  5. first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians

Alternative definition of the noun sun


  1. [astronomy] A star,
  2. The light and warmth which is received from the sun.
  3. Something like the sun in brightness or splendor.
  4. Sunrise or sunset.

Definition of the verb sun

What does sun mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sunned, sunning

  1. expose one's body to the sun
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • synonym of sun: sunbathe
    • more generic word: lie = be lying, be prostrate
  2. expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun

Other definitions of sun

What does sun also mean?


  1. See Sunday.


  1. Sun a.k.a. Sun Microsystems, Inc. was a company that sold computers, computer components, computer software, and information technology services and that created the Java programming language and the Network File System. Sun significantly evolved several key computing technologies, among them Unix, RISC processors, thin client computing, and virtualized computing. Sun was founded on February 24, 1982. At its height, Sun headquarters were in Santa Clara, California, on the former west campus of the Agnews Developmental Center.
  2. The Sun Cycle & Fittings Co. Ltd. was an English manufacturer of motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles. The company was based in Aston, Birmingham.
    • also known as Sun Ltd
  3. The Sun automobile was made in Elkhart, Indiana from 1916 to 1917, and in Toledo, Ohio from 1921 to 1922.


  1. Sun a.k.a. Sunye: Min Sun-ye is a South Korean singer. She is a former member of the Wonder Girls.
  2. Sun a.k.a. Alexandra Feodorovna: Alix of Hesse and by Rhine, later Alexandra Feodorovna, was Empress consort of Russia as the spouse of Nicholas II, the last Emperor of the Russian Empire. Born a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, she was given the name Alexandra Feodorovna upon being received into the Russian Orthodox Church, which canonized her as Saint Alexandra the Passion Bearer in 2000.
  3. Sun was an Alternative rock band from Mönchengladbach, Germany with English lyrics and styles described as Crossover and Progressive rock.
  4. Sun a.k.a. Ho Yeow Sun: Reverend Ho Yeow Sun, better known as Sun Ho, is a Singaporean Christian evangelist and co-founder of City Harvest Church. She studied at Anglican High School and Victoria Junior College.
  5. Sun a.k.a. Prachakorn Piyasakulkaew is an actor and model.
  6. SUN: Sannia Arumasari is a singer and dancer.
    • also known as Sannia Arumasari
    • born on (24 years ago)
    • profession: Singer, dancer
    • member of musical group S.O.S since

There are other people with in their name, like Bei Sun, Dan Sun, Hao Sun, Jay Sun, Jia Sun, Joe Sun, Kae Sun, Kim Sun, Lan Sun, Lee Sun and many others.


  1. Sun is an R&B, soul, disco, and funk band that was formed in the mid-1970s and recorded prolifically for Capitol Records from 1976 to 1984. The band was founded by Byron Byrd in Dayton, Ohio, in 1976. Additional members included Kym Yancey, Chris Jones, John Wagner, Hollis Melson, and Shawn Sandridge.
  2. Sun is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like sun 60, Sun-60, 7th Sun, Sun Pie, Dala Sun, Dark Sun, Oden Sun, Sun City, Sun Dial, Sun Kich, Sun Ship, Sun Trio, Sun-Dial, Black Sun, Dying Sun, Night Sun, Quiet Sun, Rainy Sun, Sun Caged and Sun Hotel.


  1. "Sun" a.k.a. "Suriyan" is a 1992 Tamil film directed by Pavithran starring Sarath Kumar and Roja in lead roles and produced by K. T. Kunjumon.
  2. "Sun" is a 1929 Italian silent drama film directed by Alessandro Blasetti and starring Marcello Spada, Vasco Creti and Dria Paola. The film was set around the planned draining of the Pontine Marshes by Benito Mussolini's Fascist government. It was shot partly on location, which added a sense of realism. Mussolini was impressed by the result and described it as "the dawn of the Fascist film".
  3. "Sun" is a 1978 film directed by Klaus Jaritz.
    • country: Australia
    • released in (37 years ago)
    • award:
      • Australian Film Institute Award for Best Cinematography in a Non-Feature Film nomination for Klaus Jaritz
      • Australian Film Institute Award for Best Cinematography in a Non-Feature Film (Bronze Award), received by Klaus Jaritz


  1. "Sun" is the ninth studio album by American musician Cat Power. Her first album of all-original material since 2006's The Greatest, it was released on September 3, 2012, in the United Kingdom and in the United States on September 4, 2012, via Matador Records. The album was issued in a variety of formats, including a limited edition deluxe LP containing a 7" vinyl of bonus tracks.
  2. "Sun" a.k.a. "Solntse" is Ukrainian singer Ani Lorak eleventh studio album. The album features Lorak's Eurovision Song Contest 2008 entry Shady Lady as well as its Russian counterpart "С неба в небо". The album comes as a CD/DVD pack with the DVD featuring 5 videos.
  3. "Sun" a.k.a. "Sonne" is the seventh studio album under the project Schiller created by the German electronic musician Christopher Von Deylen. The album was announced on the project's official website and Facebook page on July 28, 2012 and was released on October 5, 2012. On this album Schiller has collaborated with among others American multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Adam Young of Owl City and Andrea Corr of Irish band The Corrs. Furthermore Norwegian singer and songwriter Kate Havnevik and Welsh alternative pop band Paper Aeroplanes. The album includes the two music videos Solaris and Sahara Avenue.
  4. "Sun" is a song by Northern Irish indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club from their second studio album, Beacon. The song was released on 16 November 2012 as the album's second single. The Gildas Kitsuné Club Night Short Remix of "Sun" appears on Kitsuné Maison Compilation 14: The 10th Anniversary Issue. The accompanying music video premiered on 11 October 2012.
  5. "Sun" is a musical album by Mario Biondi.
    • released on
    • award: - World Music Award for World’s Best Album nomination for Mario Biondi
  6. "Sun" is a musical album of Schiller.
    • released in
  7. "Sun" is a composition.
  8. "Sun" is a composition.
  9. "Sun" a.k.a. "Solntse" is a song by Ani Lorak.
  10. "Sun" is the first single released by American singer Belinda Carlisle in 15 years and is included on a new US compilation album, ICON: The Best Of and a new UK compilation album The Collection.
  11. "Sun" is the fourth solo studio album by Finnish musician Nopsajalka. Released on 14 March 2014, the album peaked at number 15 on the Finnish Albums Chart.
    • released on
  12. "Sun" is a musical single of Virus.
    • also known as Virus Sun
    • released in (20 years ago)
  13. "Sun" is a musical album of Taï Phong.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  14. "Sun" is a musical single of Slusnik Luna.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  15. "Sun" is a musical album of Claude Challe.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  16. "Sun" is a musical album of Matador.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  17. "Sun" is a 2012 single album by Two Door Cinema Club.
    • released on


  1. Sun is a village in the northeastern corner of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 470 at the 2010 census. It is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  2. Sun a.k.a. Friedman Memorial Airport is a city-owned public-use airport in the northwest United States, located one nautical mile southeast of the central business district of Hailey, the county seat of Blaine County, Idaho. The airport is operated by the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority under a Joint Powers Agreement between the city of Hailey and Blaine County. It serves the resort communities of Sun Valley and Ketchum, and the surrounding areas in the Wood River Valley.
  3. Sun a.k.a. Zalawad Airport: The another name of this airport is Sardarsinh Rana Airport, this name is arrived from the name of Sardarsinh Rana, a great freedom fighter of India who belonged to Surendranagar and was living at Paris, France. This time the terminal of airport is not built in Surendranagar, but the land for the airport is situated between Urban areas of Surendranagar named Wadhwan and Mulchand. Future Airport will built there, probably after converting the municipality into Municipal Corporation of Surendranagar.

There are other places with in their name, like Sun Wu, Sun City, Sun Hill, Sun River, Sun Tower, Tsogo Sun, Rising Sun, Sun Temple, Mohegan Sun, Morning Sun, Sun Prairie, Sun City West, Sun City Grand, Sun Music Hall, City of the Sun, Sun City Center, Sun Valley Farm, The Sun Voyager.


  1. SUN a.k.a. Sun Television Co. is a commercial television station headquartered in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, and a member of the Japanese Association of Independent Television Stations.
  2. Sun: A representation of the sun is used as a heraldic charge. The most usual form, often called sun in splendour or in his glory, consists of a round disc with the features of a human face, surrounded by twelve or sixteen rays, alternating wavy and straight.
  3. Sun: The Ancient Egyptian Sun hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. N5 for the sun-disc; it is also one of the hieroglyphs that refers to the god Ra.
  4. Sun is the second stand-alone production album created by Thomas J. Bergersen from Two Steps from Hell, released on September 30, 2014. The release contains 16 tracks, featuring vocal performances by Merethe Soltvedt, Molly Conole and other vocalists. The album cover and artwork are designed by Bergersen himself. The album was announced for pre-order on September 9th across iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby, with the tracks "Empire of Angels," "Final Frontier," and "Starchild" made available on iTunes prior to the full release. In addition, a signed limited deluxe edition CD version has been announced for early 2015, set to include additional music, notes on each track written by Thomas, and a large-size poster featuring his artwork.
  5. The sun is considered a very important part of astrology. It, as well as the Moon, are the most important of the astrological planets, and the two of them are often referred to as the luminaries. In Greek mythology the sun was represented by Apollo, the god of light, and Helios, the god of the sun. The Sun is the star at the centre of our solar system, around which the Earth and other planets revolve; it provides the earth with heat and light.
    • also known as 太阳星座
  6. Sun was a supermarket tabloid owned by American Media, Inc. It ceased publication in the summer of 2012 with the issue bearing a July 2, 2012 cover date.
  7. sun is a gene.
  8. Sun a.k.a. rho is a gene.
  9. Sun was a 185 burthen ton brig that was wrecked in May 1826 in the Torres Strait.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sun

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Google previewDiscover! Solar System (eBook) (1999)

by Norma O'Toole, Cindy Barden

_____ The Sun is the largest member of our Solar System. 3. _____ The Universe is made up of only our Solar System. 4.

Sun is a star made up. 6 Copyright © Milliken Publishing Co. All rights reserved. MP3409 Solar System Name. Date.

Google previewSpectrum Test Practice, Grade 2 (2013)

by Spectrum, Carson-Dellosa Publishing

Our sun is a star. It looks bigger than other stars in the sky because it is closer to us. A star's brightness depends on its mass and distance from Earth. Bigger stars are brighter than smaller ones. Stars also look brighter when they are closer.

Google previewLogic and Databases (2007)

The Roots of Relational Theory by C. J. Date

OR (the sun is a star). Here we have two simple propositions connected by OR. Since one of the constituent simple propositions (the second) evaluates to TRUE, the overall proposition evaluates to TRUE also, regardless ...

Google previewThe Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (2000)

by Charles Taylor

The sun is a star and like other stars in the universe, it is a changing ball of hot gas. The sun is the nearest star to the Earth. It is the only one that we can see in close-up. The sun is a globe of hot gas, mainly hydrogen, which is so large that 1,300,000 planet Earths would fit inside it, and 1 09 would fit across its face. Inside its ...

Google previewConducting Astronomy Education Research (2010)

A Primer by Janelle M. Bailey, Timothy F. Slater, Stephanie J. Slater

The Sun is the largest member of our solar system. It has almost a thousand times more mass than all the solar system's planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and meteoroids put together. But the Sun is also a star. In fact, it is a remarkably typical ...

Google previewPennsylvania Biographical Dictionary (1999)

by Jan Onofrio

Sun was the first company (in 1927) to use pipes heated with mercury vapor instead of fire to separate lubricants and the first company (in 1937) to use Eugene Houdry's catalyticcracking process instead of thermal cracking to make its ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 12: Music by Bill C. Malone

By the mid-1950s, Sun Records, based in Memphis, had emerged as arguably the most significant recording company of that...

Sun Records played a major role in the evolution of four genres of American music: blues, rhythm and blues ...

Google previewThe Little Giant Encyclopedia of the Zodiac (1997)

by Diagram Group

As the Earth moves around the Sun, the Sun appears to pass from one 30- degree arc to the next, completing the journey through all 12 zodiac arcs in one year. For example, a person whose birthday is on January 1 is born when the Sun is in ...

Google previewDictionary of Medical Astrology (2000)

by Diane L. Cramer

blood clots, choking, finality, cast Vulcamus: recuperation, physical prowess Poseidon: cosmic protection Accidents: Uranus Hades Acute Disease: Sun = Hades/Zeus AIDS: Ascendant + Hades - Mars Amnesia: Aries Neptune Appetite, poor: ...

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Quotes about Sun

The Sun rises and all wake up
And engaged in their works
The Sun rises and knowledge spread
Smile entire creation
The Sun rises and eyes opened
The sun rises and sucks water
To return the same in multiple colors
The sun is the soul of entire world. (Gajanan Mishra)
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Scrabble value of S1U1N1

The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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