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SUNSHINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sunshine mean? 

SUNSHINE (noun)
  The noun SUNSHINE has 3 senses:

1. the rays of the sun
2. moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities
3. the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom

  Familiarity information: SUNSHINE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUNSHINE (noun)


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Meaning:

The rays of the sun

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

sunlight; sunshine; sun

Context example:

the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind

Hypernyms ("sunshine" is a kind of...):

light; visible light; visible radiation ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation)

Meronyms (parts of "sunshine"):

sunbeam; sunray (a ray of sunlight)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sunshine"):

sunburst (a sudden emergence of the sun from behind clouds)


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Meaning:

Moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

fair weather; temperateness; sunshine

Hypernyms ("sunshine" is a kind of...):

atmospheric condition; weather; weather condition (the meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation)


Sense 3sunshine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

cheerfulness; cheer; sunniness; sunshine

Context example:

flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room

Hypernyms ("sunshine" is a kind of...):

attribute (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity)

Attribute:

cheerful (being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits)

cheerless; uncheerful (lacking cheer; depressing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sunshine"):

good-humoredness; good-humouredness; good-naturedness; good-temperedness (a cheerful willingness to be obliging)

Holonyms ("sunshine" is a part of...):

disposition; temperament (your usual mood)


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