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sunset

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noun sun·set \-ˌset\

Definition of sunset

  1. 1 :  the apparent descent of the sun below the horizon; also :  the accompanying atmospheric effects

  2. 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. 3 :  a period of decline; especially :  old age

Examples of sunset in a sentence

  1. We worked from sunrise to sunset.

  2. the golden light of sunset

14th Century

First Known Use of sunset

14th century


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sunset

adjective sun·set

Definition of sunset

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

1976

First Known Use of sunset

1976


SUNSET Defined for English Language Learners

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sunset

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noun sun·set \-ˌset\

Definition of sunset for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SUNSET Defined for Kids

sunset

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noun sun·set \ˈsən-ˌset\

Definition of sunset for Students

  1. 1 :  the apparent passing of the sun below the horizon

  2. 2 :  the light and color of the passing of the sun below the horizon

  3. 3 :  the time at which the sun sets


Law Dictionary

sunset

adjective sun·set

Legal Definition of sunset

  1. :  having or being a provision stipulating the termination or repeal of something (as a law, grant, or insurance coverage) on a specified date <sunset laws requiring periodic review of programs to justify their continuance>



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