Advent Sunday, Low Sunday, Passion Sunday, etc. See under Advent, Low, etc.

Syn. — See Sabbath.

(Sun"day), a. Belonging to the Christian Sabbath.

Sunday letter. See Dominical letter, under Dominical.Sunday school. See under School.

(Sun"der) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sundered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sundering.] [OE. sundren, AS. sundrain (in asundrain, gesundrain), from sundor asunder, separately, apart; akin to D. zonder, prep., without, G. sonder separate, as prep., without, sondern but, OHG. suntar separately, Icel. sundr asunder, Sw. & Dan. sönder, Goth. sundro alone, separately.] To disunite in almost any manner, either by rending, cutting, or breaking; to part; to put or keep apart; to separate; to divide; to sever; as, to sunder a rope; to sunder a limb; to sunder friends.

It is sundered from the main land by a sandy plain.

(Sun"der), v. i. To part; to separate. [R.] Shak.

(Sun"der), n. [See Sunder, v. t., and cf. Asunder.] A separation into parts; a division or severance.

In sunder, into parts. "He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder." Ps. xlvi. 9.

(Sun"der), v. t. To expose to the sun and wind. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Sun"dew`) n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Drosera, low bog plants whose leaves are beset with pediceled glands which secrete a viscid fluid that glitters like dewdrops and attracts and detains insects. After an insect is caught, the glands curve inward like tentacles and the leaf digests it. Called also lustwort.

(Sun"di`al) n. An instrument to show the time of day by means of the shadow of a gnomon, or style, on a plate.

Sundial shell(Zoöl.), any shell of the genus Solarium. See Solarium.

Sunbow to Superannuate

(Sun"bow`) n. A rainbow; an iris. Byron.

(Sun"burn`) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sunburned or Sunburnt ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sunburning.] To burn or discolor by the sun; to tan.

Sunburnt and swarthy though she be.

(Sun"burn`), n. The burning or discoloration produced on the skin by the heat of the sun; tan.

(Sun"-burn`er) n. A circle or cluster of gas-burners for lighting and ventilating public buildings.

(Sun"burn`ing), n. Sunburn; tan. Boyle.

(Sun"burst`) n. A burst of sunlight.

(Sun"dart`) n. Sunbeam. [R.] Mrs. Hemans.

(Sun"day) n. [AS. sunnandæg; sunne, gen. sunnan, the sun + dæg day; akin to D. zondag, G. sonntag; — so called because this day was anciently dedicated to the sun, or to its worship. See Sun, and Day.] The first day of the week, — consecrated among Christians to rest from secular employments, and to religious worship; the Christian Sabbath; the Lord's Day.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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