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sunset

[suhn-set] /ˈsʌnˌsɛt/
noun
1.
the setting or descent of the sun below the horizon in the evening.
2.
the atmospheric and scenic phenomena accompanying this.
3.
the time when the sun, sets.
4.
the close or final stage of any period.
adjective
5.
(of an industry, technology, etc.) old; declining:
sunset industries.
6.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a sunset law:
to add sunset restrictions to a bill.
Origin of sunset
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see sun, set
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sunset

/ˈsʌnˌsɛt/
noun
1.
the daily disappearance of the sun below the horizon
2.
the atmospheric phenomena accompanying this disappearance
3.
Also called sundown. the time at which the sun sets at a particular locality
4.
the final stage or closing period, as of a person's life
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Word Origin and History for sunset
n.

late 14c., from sun (n.) + set (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for sunset

sundowner

noun

: A patient who suffers delusions and disorientation at night, but not by daylight (1980s+ Medical)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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