Definitions for: Sunrise

[n] the daily event of the sun rising above the horizon
[n] atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily appearance of the sun
[n] the first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"

Webster (1913) Definition: Sun"rise`, Sunrising Sun"ris`ing, n.
1. 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; as, to begin work at
sunrise. ``The tide of sunrise swells.'' --Keble.

2. Hence, the region where the sun rises; the east.

Which were beyond Jordan toward the sunrising.
--Deut. iv. 47
(Rev. Ver.)

Full hot and fast the Saxon rides, with rein of
travel slack, And, bending o'ev his saddle, leaves
the sunrise at his back. --Whittier.

Synonyms: aurora, break of day, break of the day, cockcrow, dawn, dawning, daybreak, dayspring, first light, morning, sunup

Antonyms: sundown, sunset

See Also: atmospheric phenomenon, hour, periodic event, recurrent event, time of day

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