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sunrise

[suhn-rahyz] /ˈsʌnˌraɪz/
noun
1.
the rise or ascent of the sun above the horizon in the morning.
2.
the atmospheric and scenic phenomena accompanying this.
3.
the time when half the sun has risen above the horizon.
4.
the open or beginning stage of any period.
adjective
5.
(of an industry, technology, etc.) new and growing; developing; emerging:
high-technology sunrise industries.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English, short for sunrising (see sun, rise, -ing1)

Sunrise

[suhn-rahyz] /ˈsʌnˌraɪz/
noun
1.
a city in SE Florida.
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British Dictionary definitions for sunrise

sunrise

/ˈsʌnˌraɪz/
noun
1.
the daily appearance of the sun above the horizon
2.
the atmospheric phenomena accompanying this appearance
3.
Also called (esp US) sunup. the time at which the sun rises at a particular locality
4.
(modifier) of or relating to sunrise industry sunrise technology, sunrise sector
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Word Origin and History for sunrise
n.

mid-15c., from sun (n.) + rise (v.); perhaps evolved from a 14c. subjunctive, e.g. before the sun rise.

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