from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Overcome by, or affected with, sunstroke.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Overcome by the heat of the sun; affected with sunstroke.

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

  • adj. lighted by sunlight


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  • The "summer work" includes broadly handled, accomplished watercolors of New England houses, waterfront buildings, a sun-struck beach scene, and the mysterious "Day After the Funeral" 1925, a dramatically empty corner with a fragment of an abruptly cropped Victorian building, a looming wall of trees, and a small, bent figure.

    A Peek Behind Those Paintings

  • In his tent, her face proved even more radiant, her eyes and hair shining like sun-struck amber.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • The sun, Mr. Cohen notes, has been central to the myths of every culture, though it 's a mystery why Daedalus and his sun-struck son Icarus show up only in a footnote on page 487.

    Twinkle, Twinkle, Giant Star

  • Connie had left him, and he lived at the Criterion Hotel in Moree, a town of broad sun-struck streets out of which such hotels as the Criterion rose like galleons.

    Travel: Dickens down under

  • Glen glanced down at the squinting sun-struck boy, who was about the same age as his own son, Brett, a nine-year-old.


  • I picture him eating through his final cracker and then heading out alongside the ways of the water — running in a dark streak over the sun-struck stones and the swells of the earth and in between the trees that hover over the river — that deep, thick river that takes all the unwanted things out of this wonderful city I live in.

    Temporary Housing

  • The chugging sound of the bobber will often entice sun-struck fish.

    Jerry's Tips: Catch Bigger Fish More Often, Bring in More Birds, and More...

  • His beauty was like a sword unsheathed, bright as sun-struck steel and twice as hard.

    Kushiel's Avatar

  • The heavy wood feel of it was lightened somewhat by huge windows that let in air and sunlight, and by light-colored area rugs laid on the floor like sun-struck clouds against a darker sky.


  • The Law of Free Will grants each individual the choice to shine like a brightly lit beacon or to plunge like an avalanche from the peaks of sun-struck mountains into rock-filled canyons.

    Songs of the Arcturians


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