sunrise: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sun'rīz"), [key]
— n.
  1. the rise or ascent of the sun above the horizon in the morning.
  2. the atmospheric and scenic phenomena accompanying this.
  3. the time when half the sun has risen above the horizon.
  4. the open or beginning stage of any period.
  1. (of an industry, technology, etc.) new and growing; developing; emerging: high-technology sunrise industries.


Pronunciation: (sun'rīz"), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in SE Florida. 39,681.
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