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The time of sunset.


(Astronomy) another name for sunset



1. sunset.
2. to experience nighttime confusion, esp. as a result of strange surroundings, drug effects, or decreased sensory input.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sundown - the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizonsundown - the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
even, evening, eventide, eve - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"
وَقْت الغُروب، مَغيب
západ slunce


[ˈsʌndaʊn] N (US) → anochecer m
at sundownal anochecer
before sundownantes del anochecer


[ˈsʌndaʊn] n (US)coucher m du soleil
at sundown → au coucher du soleilsun-drenched sundrenched [ˈsʌndrentʃt] adjinondé(e) de soleilsundress [ˈsʌndrɛs] nrobe f bain de soleilsun-dried [ˌsʌnˈdraɪd] adj
sun-dried tomatoes → tomates fpl séchées


[ˈsʌnˌdaʊn] n (esp Am) → tramonto


(san) noun
1. the round body in the sky that gives light and heat to the earth. The Sun is nearly 150 million kilometres away from the Earth.
2. any of the fixed stars. Do other suns have planets revolving round them?
3. light and heat from the sun; sunshine. We sat in the sun; In Britain they don't get enough sun; The sun has faded the curtains.
verbpast tense, past participle sunned
to expose (oneself) to the sun's rays. He's sunning himself in the garden.
ˈsunless adjective
without sun, or lacking sunlight. a sunless room.
ˈsunny adjective
1. filled with sunshine. sunny weather.
2. cheerful and happy. The child has a sunny nature.
ˈsunniness noun
ˈsunbathe verb
to lie or sit in the sun, especially wearing few clothes, in order to get a suntan.
ˈsunbeam noun
a ray of the sun.
ˈsunburn noun
the brown or red colour of the skin caused by exposure to the sun's rays.
ˈsunburned, ˈsunburnt adjective
sunburnt faces.
ˈsundial noun
a device, usually in a garden, for telling time from the shadow of a rod or plate on its surface cast by the sun.
ˈsundown noun
(especially American) sunset.
ˈsunflower noun
a type of large yellow flower with petals like rays of the sun, from whose seeds we get oil.
ˈsunglasses noun plural
glasses of dark-coloured glass or plastic to protect the eyes in bright sunlight.
ˈsunlight noun
the light of the sun. The cat was sitting in a patch of sunlight.
ˈsunlit adjective
lighted up by the sun. a sunlit room.
ˈsunrise noun
the rising of the sun in the morning, or the time of this.
ˈsunset noun
the setting of the sun, or the time of this. the red glow of the sunset.
ˈsunshade noun
a type of umbrella for sheltering a person from the sun; a parasol.
ˈsunshine noun
1. the light of the sun. The children were playing in the sunshine.
2. cheerfulness or happiness.
ˈsunstroke noun
a serious illness caused by being in very hot sunshine for too long.
ˈsuntan noun
a brown colour of the skin caused by exposure to the sun. I'm trying to get a suntan.
catch the sun
to become sunburnt.
under the sun
in the whole world. I'm sure that he must have visited every country under the sun.
References in classic literature ?
He promised to rope a steer for me before sundown next day.
For the first few days it seemed to her that she could not stand it--she suffered almost as much as Jurgis had from the fertilizer, and would come out at sundown with her head fairly reeling.
He grows vespertinal in his habits as the evening of life approaches, till at last he comes forth only just before sundown, and gets all the walk that he requires in half an hour.
I catched a catfish and haggled him open with my saw, and towards sundown I started my camp fire and had supper.
We was setting on the front steps one day about sundown talking this way, when out comes his aunt Polly with a letter in her hand and says:
Em'ly,' said he, 'arter you left her, ma'am - and I never heerd her saying of her prayers at night, t'other side the canvas screen, when we was settled in the Bush, but what I heerd your name - and arter she and me lost sight of Mas'r Davy, that theer shining sundown - was that low, at first, that, if she had know'd then what Mas'r Davy kep from us so kind and thowtful, 'tis my opinion she'd have drooped away.
Now, just after sundown, when all my work was over and I was on my way to my berth, it occurred to me that I should like an apple.
It was then approaching sundown, but none of the retainers or villagers dared rescue the imprisoned ones that night, for fear of Robin Hood's men.
Yesterday I came here before sundown, for at sundown the UnDead can move.
THAT night land was sighted after sundown, and the schooner hove to.
She took his shape, and went round the town to each one of the crew, telling them to meet at the ship by sundown.
It was very gloomy struggling against such affairs, wound up perhaps to fight until sundown.