Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The event or time of the appearance of the upper circumferential edge of the sun as it rises above the horizon, typically the eastern horizon except for extreme latitudes.
  • noun The sky as the sun rises.
  • noun An outset or emergence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The rise or first appearance of the upper limb of the sun above the horizon in the morning; also, the atmospheric phenomena accompanying the rising of the sun; the time of such appearance, whether in fair or cloudy weather; morning.
  • noun The region or place where the sun rises; the east: as, to travel toward the sunrise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The first appearance of the sun above the horizon in the morning; more generally, the time of such appearance, whether in fair or cloudy weather.
  • noun Hence, the region where the sun rises; the east.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun figuratively The time of day when the sun appears above the eastern horizon.
  • noun The change in color of the sky at dawn.
  • noun figuratively Any great awakening.
  • adjective Pertaining to an unusually early time of day.

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

  • adjective of an industry or technology; new and developing
  • noun atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily appearance of the sun
  • noun the first light of day
  • noun the daily event of the sun rising above the horizon

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Compound of sun + rise

Examples

  • It's what we call a sunrise industry rather than a sunset industry, said Beraskow.

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  • Now you know, Aunty, that 's just the way people are always doing with me, and the way poor dear old Polly would spoil me; but I told Esther all about my new resolutions and exactly how good I intended to be, and that I thought I could n't do better than to do everything that she did, and so when she gets up I get up; and really, Aunty, you 've no idea what a sight the sunrise is here in the mountains; it really is worth getting up for.

    Oldtown Folks

  • The terms sunrise and sunset took on new meaning after watching the horizon bleed magnificent hues of scarlet, orange and purple as the blazing star levitated and sunk behind the clustered Hong Islands.

    Maria Russo: The Seductive Serenity of Krabi, Thailand

  • The terms sunrise and sunset took on new meaning after watching the horizon bleed magnificent hues of scarlet, orange and purple as the blazing star levitated and sunk behind the clustered Hong Islands.

    Maria Russo: The Seductive Serenity of Krabi, Thailand

  • The official announcement is on his Web site, with imagery vaguely reminiscent of President Obama's trademark red white and blue sunrise from the 2008 campaign.

    Cuccinelli reissues U-Va. subpoena

  • In a few minutes we were on board and talking with an engineer who was watching the sunrise from the deck.

    THE SIEGE OF THE 'LANCASHIRE QUEEN'

  • I hope you get to see the sunrise from the summit.

    Scott Parazynski Has Sumitted Mt. Everest - NASA Watch

  • The official announcement is on his Web site, with imagery vaguely reminiscent of President Obama's trademark red white and blue sunrise from the 2008 campaign.

    A naked cowboy president in 2012?

  • I am sure you have used the terms sunrise and sunset, yet most would not think that you held a heliocentric cosmology.

    Sunday School: Genesis 1:1-2:3

  • As soon as you turn your back on the uncertain sunrise and enter your office building, you cease to be Miguel Sáenz, the civil servant discernible behind the wrinkled gray suit, round, wire-rimmed glasses, and fearful gaze, and become Turing, decipherer of secrets, relentless pursuer of encoded messages, the pride of the Black Chamber.

    Excerpt: Turing's Delirium by Edmundo Paz Soldan

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  • sunrise: dawn

    sonrisa: smile

    February 1, 2008