sunny

Definitions

  • Sunny France
    Sunny France
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sunny bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer "a cheery hello","a gay sunny room","a sunny smile"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a flower called the Scarlet Pimpernel that can forecast the weather. If the flower is closed up, rain is coming and if it is opened up, the day will be sunny. It is a.k.a 'the poor man's weatherglass'
    • Sunny Cheerful; genial; as, a sunny disposition. "My decayed fair
      A sunny look of his would soon repair."
    • Sunny Exposed to the rays of the sun; brightened or warmed by the direct rays of the sun; as, a sunny room; the sunny side of a hill. "Her blooming mountains and her sunny shores."
    • Sunny Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from, or resembling the sun; hence, shining; bright; brilliant; radiant. "Sunny beams.""Sunny locks."
    • n Sunny (Zoöl) See Sunfish.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sunny Like the sun; shining or dazzling with light, luster, or splendor; radiant; bright.
    • sunny Proceeding from the sun: as, sunny beams.
    • sunny Exposed to the rays of the sun; lighted up, brightened, or warmed by the direct rays of the sun: as, the sunny side of a hill or building.
    • sunny Figuratively, bright; cheerful; cheery: as, a sunny disposition.
    • n sunny A familiar name of the common sunfish, or pumpkin-seed, Pomotis (Eupomotis) gibbosus, and related species. See cut under sunfish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sunny pertaining to, coming from, or like the sun: exposed to, warmed, or coloured by the sun's rays
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Quotations

  • Elizabeth Hardwick
    Elizabeth Hardwick
    “The fifties -- they seem to have taken place on a sunny afternoon that asked nothing of you except a drifting belief in the moment and its power to satisfy.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sunne; Ice. sunna, Ger. sunne.

Usage

In literature:

The lights are removed on all bright sunny days, but are kept on during wet or dull weather, and at night.
"Cactus Culture For Amateurs" by W. Watson
He made furrows straight down his sunny southern slope.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
Tall and commanding, she was a nut-brown Juno, of a nut-brown sunny with gleams of gold.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
The sunny days slipped by, and nothing unusual happened at the little school.
"Dorothy Dainty's Gay Times" by Amy Brooks
These were indeed the sunny, festival days of our adventurers.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott
The miles to Williamsburgh were long and sunny, with the dust thick beneath the feet.
"Audrey" by Mary Johnston
Certainly the faces which first emerge from the islands of my memory are the cheerful and sunny ones of Doctor Conrad and Father Dan.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
It was sunny in the garden, and the box smelled strong and sweet.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
She hoped for news but none came; and it was late August when, one sunny noon, she confronted Burke Lawson!
"The Man Thou Gavest" by Harriet T. Comstock
The two men were almost running across the sunny pasture now, and I hastened after them, demanding to know what was the matter.
"Famous Modern Ghost Stories" by Various
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In poetry:

At Loschwitz above the city
The air is sunny and chill;
The birch-trees and the pine-trees
Grow thick upon the hill.
"The Birch-Tree at Loschwitz" by Amy Levy
Come to me, O ye children!
And whisper in my ear
What the birds and the winds are singing
In your sunny atmosphere.
"Children. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Her sunny hair is wondrous fair,
And wavy in its flow;
Who made it less
One little tress, -
Wouldn't you like to know?
""Wouldn't You Like To KNow"" by John Godfrey Saxe
The humming-bird! the humming-bird!
So fairy-like and bright:
It lives among the sunny flowers,
A creature of delight!
"The Humming-Bird" by Mary Botham Howitt
On all Arcadia's sunny plain,
On all Arcadia's hill,
None were so blithe as BILL and JANE,
So blithe as JANE and BILL.
"The Cunning Woman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
But see she cannot fix her thoughts,
They are wandering away;
She looks towards a distant dell
Where sunny waters play.
"Alexander And Zenobia" by Anne Bronte

In news:

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It's sunny and 66 degrees here at Candlestick Park, where the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears will be kicking off Monday night.
Flew yesterday from cool, breezy, sunny Santa Fe to torridly hot (how's 106?
A Mostly Sunny And Cool Day.
With temperatures in the upper 40's and sunny skies Tuesday, Moorestown resident, Frank Feeney headed over to Strawbridge Lake in town to do a little fly fishing.
They're usually found feeding in open, sunny areas.
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Partly sunny Tonight, mostly cloudy.
Triad weather is sunny and cold with future clouds.
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In science:

Existential quantification expresses pro jection, analogous to a natural ob ject throwing a shadow on a bright sunny day.
Definability in the Real Universe
Suppose that the causal model includes variables for “Victoria took a vacation in the Canary Islands”, “sunny in the Canary Islands”, and “went to a tanning salon”.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
Victoria taking a vacation is not an explanation (relative to the context K) in our framework, since there is a context ~u∗ ∈ K where Victoria went to the Canary Islands but it was not sunny, and in ~u∗ the actual cause of her tan is the tanning salon, not the vacation.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
The only complete explanation according to our definition is “Victoria went to the Canary Islands and it was sunny.” “Victoria went to the Canary Islands” is a partial explanation, in a sense to be defined below.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
In Example 4.1, if the agent believes that it is sunny in the Canary Islands with probability .9 (that is, the probability that it was sunny given that Victoria is suntanned and that she went to the Canaries is .9), then Victoria going to the Canaries is a partial explanation of her being tanned with goodness .9.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
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