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Sunlight vs. Sunshine

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  • Sunlight (noun)

    All the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, especially that in the visible spectrum that bathes the Earth.

    "Sunlight on the skin gives you vitamin D."

  • Sunlight (noun)

    Brightness, hope; a positive outlook.

  • Sunlight (noun)

    synonym of sunrise

  • Sunlight (verb)

    To work on the side (at a secondary job) during the daytime.

  • Sunshine (noun)

    The direct rays, light or warmth of the sun.Webster's College Dictionary, Random House, 2001

    "We were warmed by the bright sunshine."

  • Sunshine (noun)

    A location on which the sun's rays fall.

    "We moved out of the shade and into the sunshine."

  • Sunshine (noun)

    Geniality or cheerfulness.

    "I enjoyed the sunshine of her smile."

  • Sunshine (noun)

    A source of cheerfulness or joy.

  • Sunshine (noun)

    The effect which the sun has when it lights and warms some place.

  • Sunshine (noun)

    Friendly form of address often reserved for juniors.

    "Alright sunshine, safe to cross now."

  • Sunshine (noun)

    Ironic form of address used to an inferior or troublemaker.

    "OK, sunshine, listen up and listen good. There's five vandalised telephone boxes out there and I know you're responsible."

  • Sunshine (noun)

    Used to address someone who has just woken up and/or is very sleepy.

    "Good morning, sunshine!"

  • Sunshine (adjective)

    Open to and permitting public access, especially with regard to activities that were previously closed-door or back-room meetings.

    "Because of the sunshine law, we could go to the planning meeting."

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Sunlight (noun)

    The light of the sun.

  • Sunshine (noun)

    The light of the sun, or the place where it shines; the direct rays of the sun, the place where they fall, or the warmth and light which they give.

  • Sunshine (noun)

    Anything which has a warming and cheering influence like that of the rays of the sun; warmth; illumination; brightness.

  • Sunshine (adjective)

    Sunshiny; bright.

Webster Dictionary
  • Sunlight (noun)

    the rays of the sun;

    "the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"

  • Sunshine (noun)

    the rays of the sun;

    "the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"

  • Sunshine (noun)

    moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities

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