Variant of sun
- the self-luminous, gaseous central star of the solar system: magnitude, -26; mean distance from the earth, c. 149.6 million km (c. 93 million mi); diameter, c. 1.4 million km (c. 864,000 mi); mass, c. 332,000 times that of the earth; volume, c. 1.3 million times that of the earth; mean density, c. 0.25 times that of the earth; central temperature, c. 15 to 20 million degrees K; surface temperature, c. 6,000°K; rotational period, c. 27 earth days: with the
- the heat or light of the sun: to lie in the sun
- any star that is the center of a planetary system
- something like the sun, as in warmth or brilliance
Origin: Middle English sunne from OE, akin to German sonne, Gothic sunnō from Indo-European an unverified form sun-, an unverified form swen-, variant, variety of base an unverified form sāwel- from source Classical Latin sol, Glassical Greek hēlios
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