sunlight

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Sunlight (1)
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Etymology[edit]

In Layamon's Chronicle of Britain, probably before 1200.[1] Compound of sun +‎ light.

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sunlight (uncountable)

  1. All the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, especially that in the visible spectrum that bathes the Earth.
    • 2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55: 
      The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.
    Sunlight on the skin gives you vitamin D.
  2. (figuratively, figuratively) Brightness, hope; a positive outlook.

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  1. ^ Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988

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