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Dusk vs. Sunset

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Dusknoun

A period of time at the end of day when the sun is below the horizon but before the full onset of night, especially the darker part of twilight.

Sunsetnoun

The time of day when the sun disappears below the western horizon.

Dusknoun

A darkish colour.

Sunsetnoun

The changes in color of the sky at sunset.

Duskverb

(intransitive) To begin to lose light or whiteness; to grow dusk.

Sunsetnoun

(figuratively) The final period of the life of a person or thing.

‘one's sunset years’;

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Duskverb

(transitive) To make dusk.

Sunsetnoun

(attributively) Having a set termination date.

‘The tax increase legislation included a sunset clause requiring renewal to prevent the tax increase from expiring.’;

Duskadjective

Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.

Sunsetnoun

The region where the sun sets; the west.

Duskadjective

Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.

‘A pathless desert, dusk with horrid shades.’;

Sunsetverb

To phase out.

‘We'll be sunsetting version 1.9 of the software shortly after releasing version 2.0 next quarter.’;

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Dusknoun

Imperfect obscurity; a middle degree between light and darkness; twilight; as, the dusk of the evening.

Sunsetnoun

The descent of the sun below the horizon; also, the time when the sun sets; evening. Also used figuratively.

‘'T is the sunset of life gives me mystical lore.’;

Dusknoun

A darkish color.

‘Whose duck set off the whiteness of the skin.’;

Sunsetnoun

Hence, the region where the sun sets; the west.

Duskverb

To make dusk.

‘After the sun is up, that shadow which dusketh the light of the moon must needs be under the earth.’;

Sunsetnoun

the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon

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Duskverb

To grow dusk.

Sunsetnoun

atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun

Dusknoun

the time of day immediately following sunset;

‘he loved the twilight’; ‘they finished before the fall of night’;

Sunsetnoun

the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon

Dusk

Dusk occurs at the darkest stage of twilight, or at the very end of astronomical twilight after sunset and just before night. At predusk, during early to intermediate stages of twilight, enough light in the sky under clear conditions may occur to read outdoors without artificial illumination; however, at the end of civil twilight (when Earth rotates to a point at which the center of the Sun's disk is 6° below the local horizon), such lighting is required to read outside.

Sunsetadjective

of a declining industry or technology;

‘sunset industries’;

Sunsetadjective

providing for termination;

‘a program with a sunset provision’;

Sunset

Sunset, also known as sundown, is the daily disappearance of the Sun below the horizon due to Earth's rotation. As viewed from everywhere on Earth (except the North and South poles), the equinox Sun sets due west at the moment of both the Spring and Autumn equinox.

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