- The moment each evening when the sun disappears below the western horizon.
- at sunset
- The changes in color of the sky before and after sunset.
- (figurative) The final period of the life of a person or thing.
- 1799, Thomas Campbell, Pleasure of Hope:
- 'Tis the sunset of life gives me mystical lore.
- one's sunset years
- (attributively) A set termination date.
- The tax increase legislation included a sunset clause requiring renewal to prevent the tax increase from expiring.
- The region where the sun sets; the west.
- (time): dusk, sundown (US), nightfall, twilight; see also Thesaurus:dusk
- (change in color of the sky at sunset):
- (final period of life): end, final act, swansong
- (attributively: of or relating to the final period of life): last, terminal, twilight
Derived terms Edit
time of day
changes in color of sky at sunset
final period of life
attributively: of or relating to the final period of life
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- (business, politics, transitive) To phase out.
- We’ll be sunsetting version 1.9 of the software shortly after releasing version 2.0 next quarter.
- 2011 April 19, Sumit Paul-Choudhury, “Digital legacy: The fate of your online soul”, in NewScientist:
- Last December, Yahoo announced plans to “sunset” more well-known services, including the pioneering social bookmarking service del.icio.us.
See also Edit
- ^ Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988