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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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  • You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine,
    You make me happy when skies are grey.
    You'll never know dear, how much I love you.
    Please don't take my Sunshine away.

    -Jimmie Davis

    August 2, 2009

  • An American winker, David Sheinson, also abbrev. "Sunsch." (I love this usage.)

    August 27, 2008

  • There's sunshine in the heart of me,
    My blood sings in the breeze;
    The mountains are a part of me,
    I'm fellow to the trees.

    My golden youth I'm squandering,
    Sun-libertine am I;
    A-wandering, a-wandering
    Until the day I die.

    --E.R. Burroughs

    March 10, 2007