nouncountable or uncountable
- the sun is shininghace solto rise with the sun
brilla el sollevantarse al amanecerthe sun's in my eyesme da el sol en los ojosdon't stay out in the sun too longno te quedes mucho tiempo al sollet's sit out of/in the sunsentémonos a la sombra/al solDenver had eight hours of sun yesterdayayer hubo ocho horas de sol en Denverto think the sun shines out of somebody's eyes o [slang] backside o [vulgar] arse (British English)creer que alguien es maravillosounder the sunI've tried everything under the sunhe probado de todoI've looked everywhere under the sunhe buscado por todas partesshe called him every name under the sunle dijo de todothere's nothing new under the sun(before noun) (hat/bonnet)sun blind (British English) sun god
para el soldios (masculine) del Solthe Sun Kingel Rey Solsun oilaceite (masculine) solar or para el solsun parlor o (British English) lounge sun umbrellaExample sentences
- Plant it in an area which receives full sun, digging it into soil which has been improved with the addition of compost and manure.
- Buy them in bloom, and plant them in full sun (light afternoon shade in hot climates).
- It compensated for standing in the hot sun without proper food or water for five days!
reflexive verb -nn-
- to sun oneselftomar el sol or (in Southern Cone also) tomar sol
asolearse (Latin America)Example sentences
- For the Indian security forces, whose speedboats, armed with heavy machine guns, cruised past visitors sunning themselves on the lake's famous house boats, the coming of summer means just one thing: the start of the fighting season.
- Tuck into clotted cream and freshly baked scones while sunning yourself on the terrace overlooking the beach.
- While other children were sunning themselves on beaches in Brittany or sending postcards from Greece, we were getting drenched at Culloden or counting midge-bites by Loch Arkaig.