the setting or descent of the sun below the horizon in the evening.
the atmospheric and scenic phenomena accompanying this.
the time when the sun, sets.
the close or final stage of any period.
(of an industry, technology, etc.) old; declining: sunset industries.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a sunset law: to add sunset restrictions to a bill.

1350–1400; Middle English; see sun, set Unabridged
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sunset (ˈsʌnˌsɛt)
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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Example sentences
The horizon hills are still rimmed by a faint line of flame, and the sky above
  them glows with the crimson flush of the sunset.
The dawn began to reappear before the last reflection of the preceding sunset
  had faded from the horizon.
They are dangerous, especially when racing east to catch a sunset.
The plan was for the fighter jets to patrol the box from sunset to sunrise.
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