• WordNet 3.6
    • n sunburst a jeweled brooch with a pattern resembling the sun
    • n sunburst a design consisting of a central disk resembling the sun and rays emanating from it
    • n sunburst a sudden emergence of the sun from behind clouds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sunburst A burst of sunlight.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sunburst A strong outburst of sunlight; a resplendent beaming of the sun through rifted clouds; hence, in pyrotechny, an imitation of such an effect.
    • n sunburst Hence, a figure, or object, as in architectural ornamentation, jewelry, etc., resembling, or thought to resemble, the bursting forth of rays in all directions from the sun: as, a diamond sunburst.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sunburst a strong outburst of sunlight
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sunne; Ice. sunna, Ger. sunne.


In literature:

A sunburst of white fire in the distance...
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
It was a true type, with sunburst window over the door, and a wonderful old knocker on the front panel of the door.
"Polly's Business Venture" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Here is the sunburst.
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
Scintillant tiny sunbursts within the blue.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
The motto "Tuebor" is at the top of the sunburst.
"Presentation Pieces in the Museum of History and Technology" by Margaret Brown Klapthor
She's allers an' ever to me the same endoorin' hooman sunburst I co'tes an' marries that long time ago.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
It was the dancing waters of the Kalamalka Lake under a sunburst.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
The darkest hour might usher in the sunburst.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 7" by Various
When he paused once, Margo touched the gold sunburst emblem on his arm.
"The Black Tide" by Arthur G. Stangland
There's angel Jim's sunburst.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer

In poetry:

Far o'er the watery wilds I see
Thy great right-arm upsurge,
Thy right-hand, armed with victory,
Is sunburst on the verge!
"The Young Man's Song" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
What shall the year bring, fraught with omen,
What shall the core of its message be?
Tramp of battle, and bright swords flashing,
And the sunburst over you, Gramachree?
"A New Year’s Song (1898)" by Anna Johnston MacManus
In vain for the thoughtless are sunburst and shade,
In vain for the heartless flowers blossom and fade;
While the darkness that seems your sweet being to bound
Is one of the guardians, an Eden around!
"Blind Mary" by Thomas Osborne Davis

In news:

Corn harvesters chop malnourished corn due to extreme heat and drought at Sunburst Dairy in Belleville, Wisconsin September 6, 2012 REUTERS.
Sunburst Studio's group exhibit "Watercolor Visions 2012" fills the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House with a variety of subjects, but most of them involve nature in some way.
In 2011, the night-life scene pushed back against economic gloom with a sunburst of openings and enterprise.
CORPUS CHRISTI — Sunburst Beautiful Baby Contest and Miss Sunburst Texas will be Nov 3 at Sunrise Mall.
The Sunburst Foundation held a fundraiser to help kick start the Pender County Animal Control medical program.
See the entire route of the Sunburst 10K run by Tribune Multimedia Editor Greg Swiercz.
Sunburst could be a big blow.
Watch Sunburst Slimmer in the Fitness Video.
More than 50 people packed Sunburst Cafe for Coffee & Community #12, held Wednesday, July 21.
The next Coffee & Community is Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 6-7:30 pm, again at Sunburst Cafe, 2340 Pine Ridge Road, in the Target Plaza.
This sunburst patio table has the richness and warmth that only wood can provide.
"The quality of the sunbursts is very good," he said in late October.
The Sunburst Slimmer exercise works your shoulders, chest, back, triceps, abs and butt.
Watch Sunburst Slimmer in the Fitness Magazine Video.
It is the annual Sunburst Christmas Stroll …tonight in Sunburst.