Definition of sunset noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsʌnset//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌnset//
    The sun and the moon
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  1. 1[uncountable] the time when the sun goes down and night begins Every evening at sunset the flag was lowered. See related entries: The sun and the moon
  2. 2[countable] the colours in the part of the sky where the sun slowly goes down in the evening a spectacular sunset See related entries: The sun and the moon
  3. 3[countable] a fixed period of time after which a law or the effect of a law will end There is a five-year sunset on the new tax.
  4. Extra examples The trees were black against the sunset. They sat in the last glow of the sunset. We walked along the beach at sunset. a beautiful sunset over the bay After sunset the temperature drops. At the end he gets back on his horse and rides off into the sunset. We sat by the river and watched the sunset.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sunset