Definitions for: Sunset

[n] the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon
[n] atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun
[n] the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
[adj] of a declining industry or technology; "sunset industries"

Webster (1913) Definition: Sun"set", Sunsetting Sun"set`ting, n.
1. The descent of the sun below the horizon; also, the time
when the sun sets; evening. Also used figuratively.

'T is the sunset of life gives me mystical lore.

2. Hence, the region where the sun sets; the west.

Sunset shell (Zo["o]l.), a West Indian marine bivalve
(Tellina radiata) having a smooth shell marked with
radiating bands of varied colors resembling those seen at
sunset or before sunrise; -- called also rising sun.

Synonyms: old, sundown

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

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

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