Definition of Sunshine

1. Noun. The rays of the sun. "The shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"

Exact synonyms: Sun, Sunlight
Generic synonyms: Light, Visible Light, Visible Radiation
Specialized synonyms: Sunburst
Terms within: Sunbeam, Sunray
Derivative terms: Sun, Sun



2. Noun. Moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities.
Exact synonyms: Fair Weather, Temperateness
Generic synonyms: Atmospheric Condition, Conditions, Weather, Weather Condition
Derivative terms: Temperate

3. Noun. The quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom. "Flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"
Exact synonyms: Cheer, Cheerfulness, Sunniness
Generic synonyms: Attribute
Group relationships: Disposition, Temperament
Specialized synonyms: Good-humoredness, Good-humouredness, Good-naturedness, Good-temperedness
Attributes: Cheerful, Cheerless, Depressing, Uncheerful
Derivative terms: Cheer, Cheer, Cheery, Cheerful, Sunny
Antonyms: Uncheerfulness

Definition of Sunshine

1. n. The light of the sun, or the place where it shines; the direct rays of the sun, the place where they fall, or the warmth and light which they give.

2. a. Sunshiny; bright.

Definition of Sunshine

1. Noun. The direct rays, light or warmth of the sun.''Webster's College Dictionary'', Random House, 2001 ¹

2. Noun. A location on which the sun's rays fall. ¹

3. Noun. geniality or cheerfulness. ¹

4. Noun. A source of cheerfulness or joy. ¹

5. Noun. The effect which the sun has when it lights and warms some place. ¹

6. Noun. (U.K.) (non-gloss definition Friendly form of address often reserved for juniors.) ¹

7. Noun. (U.K.) (non-gloss definition Ironic form of address used to an inferior or troublemaker.) ¹

8. Noun. (humorous) Used to address someone who has just woken up and/or is very sleepy. ¹

9. Adjective. (chiefly US) Open to and permitting public access, especially with regard to activities that were previously closed-door or back-room meetings. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sunshine

1. the light of the sun [n -S] : SUNSHINY [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sunshine

sunscreening
sunscreens
sunseed
sunseeds
sunseeker
sunseekers
sunset
sunset(a)
sunset flip
sunsetlike
sunsets
sunsetted
sunsetting
sunshade
sunshades
sunshine (current term)
sunshine-roof
sunshine agenda
sunshine girl
sunshine law
sunshine laws
sunshineless
sunshines
sunshiney
sunshiny
sunshot
sunshower
sunshowers
sunspace
sunspaces

Literary usage of Sunshine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mind (1902)
"Early in the morning Mary, or sunshine, would hop from her couch and, while dressing, ... sunshine would gladly hasten to assist her anxious sister. ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1912)
"Mary sunshine ran and got it, and the Artist looked it over thoughtfully. ... Now Mary sunshine realized that the Artist was a very great one, ..."

3. The BookmanPopular culture Periodicals (1914)
"A JOYOUS STORY sunshine JANE By ANNE WARNER Author ot Tbe Rejuvenation at Aunt Mary" Jane is a sunshine Nurse, whose mission it is to bring sunshine into ..."

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