Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The time of sunset.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. sunset

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The setting of the sun; sunset.
  • n. A kind of broad-brimmed sun hat worn by women.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sunset; sunsetting.
  • n. A hat with a wide brim intended to protect the eyes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon

Etymologies

sun +‎ down (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A classic stroll at sundown is along the malecón, which stretches for miles along the Gulf of Mexico to the outlying suburbs.

    Veracruz, Mexico: a feast for the senses

  • Yes | No | Report from Reid Jones wrote 39 weeks 2 hours ago people that take shots after dark during deer season. it's obviously 20 minutes past sundown, which is VERY illegal, and i'm still hearing gun shots every so often. ticks me off how people are stupid like that. another deer hunting one, i hate sooners! if you can't wait to hunt in the legal time, you shouldn't be hunting at all.

    My pet peeve is people that see my decoys and move in right next to me, throw out decoys and start shooting at every duck out of

  • But then what firefighters and what Kara was reporting was right before the sunsets we get what's known as sundown winds or sundowner winds, and that happens because we get a decrease in relatively humidity with a rise in temperature at the end of the day.

    CNN Transcript Jul 5, 2008

  • WHITE: Well, the problem here is that if this fire is allowed to get into this canyon and we get that condition known as a sundown, those down canyon winds.

    CNN Transcript Jul 5, 2008

  • Also, you know, year ago they were called sundown towns, as in if you're black you want to be out by sundown.

    CNN Transcript Dec 12, 2006

  • OPPENHEIM: Our story on Vidor, Texas, depicted a place with very few African-American residents, a place that, in the '50s and' 60s, was known as sundown town, where African-Americans were warned not to be caught after dark.

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2006

  • It used to be known as a sundown town where blacks didn't dare go out at night.

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2006

  • CAFFERTY: At sundown, which is when you can get a real nasty burn, as we all know.

    CNN Transcript Sep 29, 2004

  • We were to start a little after sundown, that is, within an hour, and, having made ready my own baggage and assisted Higgs with his, we went to look for Orme and Quick, whom we found very busy in one of the rooms of an unroofed house.

    Queen Sheba's Ring

  • The wind dropped at sundown, if it could be called sundown, when that day they had only had some hours of glow over the icy rampart that shut them in.

    Steve Young

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