from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The event or time of the daily disappearance of the sun below the western horizon.
- n. A decline or final phase: the sunset of an empire.
- adj. Providing for the automatic termination of a government program or agency unless deliberately reauthorized by law: a state-funded program with a sunset provision.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The time of day when the sun disappears below the western horizon.
- n. The changes in color of the sky at sunset.
- n. The final period of the life of a person or thing.
- n. Having a set termination date.
- n. The region where the sun sets; the west.
- v. To phase out.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The descent of the sun below the horizon; also, the time when the sun sets; evening. Also used figuratively.
- n. Hence, the region where the sun sets; the west.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The descent of the upper limb of the sun below the horizon in the evening; the atmospheric phenomena accompanying the setting of the sun; the time when the sun sets; evening.
- n. Hence Figuratively, the close or decline.
- n. The region or quarter where the sun sets; the west. Compare sunrising, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. providing for termination
- n. atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun
- n. the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon
- n. the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
- adj. of a declining industry or technology
sun + set. In Gower's Confessio Amantis, before 1393. (Wiktionary)