Definition of sunrise
1 : the apparent rising of the sun above the horizon; also : the accompanying atmospheric effects
2 : the time when the upper limb of the sun appears above the horizon as a result of the diurnal rotation of the earth
Examples of sunrise in a Sentence
We were up before sunrise.
We worked from sunrise to sunset.
We watched the sunrise from the beach.
the pink light of sunrise
Recent Examples of sunrise from the Web
Ghani recounted an incident last year during the holy month of Ramadan, when devout Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and fundraising often goes into high gear.
Early-bird sky-watchers willing to set their alarms for an hour before local sunrise will get a chance to see the crescent moon in a tight formation with the brightest star-like object in the sky, the planet Venus.
Gov. Kate Brown ordered flags at all public institutions in Oregon lowered to half-staff from sunrise Friday to sunset Monday to honor to the victims and the good Samaritans killed in an attack last week on a TriMet MAX train.
Grisham, whose yearly delivery of a legal thriller is as reliable as the sunrise, had written a little something extra on the sly: a lawyerless caper.
In the app, users can sit on a virtual beach at sunrise and listen to chirping birds, the sound of the ocean and Sauls, the church pastor, reciting a calming meditation.
Boats are allowed on the lake from sunrise to sunset, according to Birmingham Parks & Recreation Department.
Ramadan is a joyous occasion, not only because of the prayer, but also because families gather at meal times at night and before sunrise, Iftekhar said.
Essentially, the red and orange light of sunrises and sunsets bend through the atmosphere at the edge of the globe (as seen from the moon), sending a ruddy glow to illuminate the darkened lunar surface.
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First Known Use of sunrise
Definition of Sunrise
city in southeastern Florida west of Fort Lauderdale population 84,439
SUNRISE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sunrise for English Language Learners
: the time when the sun appears above the horizon in the morning : dawn or daybreak
: the colors that are in the sky when the sun slowly appears above the horizon
SUNRISE Defined for Kids
Definition of sunrise for Students
1 : the apparent rise of the sun above the horizon
2 : the light and color of the rise of the sun above the horizon
3 : the time at which the sun rises
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