Definitions

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

  • n. The light of the sun; sunshine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. All the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, especially that in the visible spectrum that bathes the Earth.
  • n. Brightness, hope; a positive outlook.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The light of the sun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The light of the sun.
  • n. Same as sun-burner.

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

  • n. the rays of the sun

Etymologies

In Layamon's Chronicle of Britain, probably before 1200. Compound of sun +‎ light. (Wiktionary)

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