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
Below the dam: Cotter Trout Dock reports: Three or four turbines in use; trout very good early on Head Hunters, and after noon on worms, pink Power Worms and PowerBait (sunrise and fluorescent yellow are best).
Every culture reveres the daily spectacle of sunrise and sunset, Party says, and has been doing so since the dawn of humankind.
Observant Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset during the holy month.
After the prayers, members often go to the nearby IHOP to eat before their fast begins at sunrise.
During the holy month of Ramadan, many Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, attending late-night prayers and gathering for nightly meals to break the fast, called iftars.
On other hand, the lesser nighthawk is the most frequently seen nightjar, active at sunrise and sunset and during the night.
The eastern shore of Mobile Bay is better known for sunset viewing, but Celie Mills Tobias of Mobile captured a stunning sunrise on Thursday, when daylight revealed a massive waterspout moving onshore.
FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2017, file photo, people gather ahead of the sunrise on the summit of Haleakala volcano in Haleakala National Park on Hawaii’s island of Maui.
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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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