Sunshine meaning

sŭnshīn
Designating or of a law, bill, etc., requiring that certain meetings, records, etc. of public bodies be open to the public.
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The direct rays, light or warmth of the sun.

We were warmed by the bright sunshine.

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Public access or scrutiny.

Attempts to open the legislative process to more sunshine.

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A location on which the sun's rays fall.

We moved out of the shade and into the sunshine.

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I enjoyed the sunshine of her smile.

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A source of cheerfulness or joy.
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The effect which the sun has when it lights and warms some place.
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(UK) Friendly form of address often reserved for juniors.

Alright sunshine, safe to cross now.

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(UK) Ironic form of address used to an inferior or troublemaker.

OK, sunshine, listen up and listen good. There's five vandalised telephone boxes out there and I know you're responsible.

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

Good morning, sunshine!

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

Because of the sunshine law, we could go to the planning meeting.

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Origin of sunshine

  • In the Coverdale Bible in 1535, in Genesis and Exodus about 1250 as Middle English sunnesine. Compound of sun + shine.

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