sunset

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1sun·set

noun \-ˌset\

: the time when the sun goes below the horizon in the evening

: the colors that are in the sky when the sun slowly goes below the horizon

Full Definition of SUNSET

1
:  the apparent descent of the sun below the horizon; also :  the accompanying atmospheric effects
2
:  the time when the upper limb of the sun disappears below the horizon as a result of the diurnal rotation of the earth
3
:  a period of decline; especially :  old age

Examples of SUNSET

  1. We worked from sunrise to sunset.
  2. the golden light of sunset

First Known Use of SUNSET

14th century

2sunset

adjective

Definition of SUNSET

:  stipulating the periodic review of government agencies and programs in order to continue their existence <sunset laws>

First Known Use of SUNSET

1976

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