• WordNet 3.6
    • n sunup the first light of day "we got up before dawn","they talked until morning"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sunup Sunrise. "Such a horse as that might get over a good deal of ground atwixt sunup and sundown."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sunup Sunrise.
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In literature:

They always start by sunup and get here before dinner.
"Little Maid Marian" by Amy E. Blanchard
The atmosphere had been freshened by a generous shower of rain a few hours before sunup.
"Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes" by Stella M. Francis
Her Niggers was waked by four o'clock and had to be in de field by sunup.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
By sunup they were ready to travel.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
They would need nothing to eat before morning and between sundown and sunup they ought to make a long advance on their journey.
"The Hunters of the Ozark" by Edward S. Ellis
We ain't had much time to do dat, case we wucked frum sunup till sundown six days a week.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Just at sunup where the spaceport stood, a voice growled down from outer space.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
They levied on Swamp Holler at sunup; they was on every road along the State line.
"Special Messenger" by Robert W. Chambers
At sunup, a second month was almost finished!
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
By sunup the crew would be on its way back up to the head of Big Sandy to make ready for another timber run.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas

In news:

From Chronicle Staff Writer Kelly Jasper's July 16 article "A new place for prayer": "Muslims fast from sunup to sundown during Ramadan, an exercise that teaches reliance on God and empathy for those who must go without food.
Agricultural producers and other fans of the popular television program SUNUP now can easily watch their favorite show while on the go, thanks to SUNUP 's new smart phone-friendly website.
SunUp ARC annual Halloween party is Oct 27.
Jason Vieaux, who is rated among the most talented guitarists of his generation, has agreed to perform another concert for SunUp ARC this year.
If you rise shortly before sunup tomorrow (Sunday, January 2), you might catch the waning crescent moon and elusive planet Mercury below brilliant Venus.
Another of tonight 's artists is Long John Hunter, known as The Border Town Legend because of the days when he would play from sundown to sunup at a Mexican bar just south of the Texas border.