Definitions

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

  • n. The event or time of the daily first appearance of the sun above the eastern horizon.
  • n. An outset or emergence: the sunrise of classical art and sculpture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. Hence, the region where the sun rises; the east.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. The region or place where the sun rises; the east: as, to travel toward the sunrise.

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

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

Etymologies

Compound of sun + rise (Wiktionary)

Examples

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

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • 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

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

    Scott Parazynski Has Sumitted Mt. Everest - NASA Watch

  • 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

  • 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'

  • 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

  • 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

  • Tangy and sweet, you're as fresh as a mountain sunrise and as natural as homemade jam.

    from emode.com (and yes, I do have better things to do)

  • The Dead Sea, which I used to see every morning at sunrise from the roof of my house, the Arnon Brook in which I used to bathe, the nights I used to spend with devout and pious men beside the Wailing Wall - nights which gave me eyes to see the land of the Holy One, Blessed be He-the Wall which He gave us, and the city in which He established His name.

    Shmuel Agnon - Banquet Speech

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  • sunrise: dawn
    sonrisa: smile

    February 1, 2008