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Webster 1913 Edition


Sunny

Sun′ny

,
Adj.
[
Com
par.
Sunnier
;
sup
erl.
Sunniest
.]
1.
Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from, or resembling the sun; hence, shining; bright; brilliant; radiant.
Sunny beams.”
Spenser.
Sunny locks.”
Shak.
2.
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.
Addison.
3.
Cheerful; genial;
as, a
sunny
disposition
.
My decayed fair
A
sunny
look of his would soon repair.
Shakespeare

Sun′ny

,
Noun.
(Zool.)
See
Sunfish
(b)
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sunny

SUN'NY

,
Adj.
[from sun.] Like the sun; bright.
1.
Proceeding from the sun; as sunny beams.
2.
Exposed to the rays of the sun; warmed by the direct rays of the sun; as the sunny side of a hill or building.
Her blooming mountains and her sunny shores.
3.
Colored by the sun.
Her sunny locks
Hang on her temples like a golden fleece.

Definition 2022


Sunny

Sunny

See also: sunny

English

Proper noun

Sunny

  1. A female given name
  2. A male given name

sunny

sunny

See also: Sunny

English

Adjective

sunny (comparative sunnier, superlative sunniest)

  1. (of weather or a day) Featuring a lot of sunshine.
    Whilst it may be sunny today, the weather forecast is predicting rain.
  2. (of a place) Receiving a lot of sunshine.
    the sunny side of a hill
    I would describe Spain as sunny, but it's nothing in comparison to the Sahara.
  3. (figuratively, of a person or a person's mood) Cheerful.
    a sunny disposition
    • Shakespeare
      My decayed fair / A sunny look of his would soon repair.
    • Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge
      A gleam of sun shining through the unsashed window, and chequering the dark workshop with a broad patch of light, fell full upon him, as though attracted by his sunny heart.
  4. Of or relating to the sun; proceeding from, or resembling the sun; brilliant; radiant.
    • Edmund Spenser
      sunny beams
    • William Shakespeare
      sunny locks

Synonyms

Derived terms

Translations

Adverb

sunny (not comparable)

  1. (US, regional) sunny side up

Noun

sunny (plural sunnies)

  1. A sunfish.