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under the sun

Definition of under the sun

  1. :  in the world —used to emphasize the large number of things that are being mentioned or considered <There is nothing under the sun that we cannot do.> <We talked about everything under the sun.>



Word by Word Definitions

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  facing or protruding downward

    :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

  1. :  the luminous celestial body around which the earth and other planets revolve, from which they receive heat and light, which is composed mainly of hydrogen and helium, and which has a mean distance from earth of about 93,000,000 miles (150,000,000 kilometers), a linear diameter of 864,000 miles (1,390,000 kilometers), and a mass 332,000 times greater than earth

    :  a celestial body like the sun :  star

    :  the heat or light radiated from the sun

  1. :  to expose to or as if to the rays of the sun

    :  to sun oneself


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