from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The light or the direct rays from the sun.
- n. The warmth given by the sun's rays.
- n. A location or surface on which the sun's rays fall.
- n. Radiant cheerfulness; geniality.
- n. A source of cheerfulness.
- adj. Requiring governmental bodies to hold open meetings and sometimes to permit public access to records: a sunshine law.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Friendly form of address often reserved for juniors.
- n. Ironic form of address used to an inferior or troublemaker.
- n. Used to address someone who has just woken up and/or is very sleepy.
- adj. Open to and permitting public access, especially with regard to activities that were previously closed-door or back-room meetings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The light of the sun, or the place where it shines; the direct rays of the sun, the place where they fall, or the warmth and light which they give.
- n. Anything which has a warming and cheering influence like that of the rays of the sun; warmth; illumination; brightness.
- adj. Sunshiny; bright.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The light of the sun, or the space on which it shines; the direct rays of the sun, or the place where they fall.
- n. Figuratively, the state of being cheered by an influence acting like the rays of the sun; anything having a genial or beneficial influence; brightness; cheerfulness.
- Sunny; sunshiny; hence, prosperous; untroubled.
- Of or pertaining to the sunshine; of a fair-weather sort.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities
- n. the rays of the sun
- n. the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
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