Word of the Day: Sunrise


sun-rise / sŭnrīz


1. the time or event each day, in the early morning when the sun first appears in the east, above the horizon; sunup

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.

George Washington Carver, c. 1864 – 1943

2. the visual appearance of the sky when the sun first rises on the eastern horizon

Next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leave you speechless, remain that way.

Max Lucado, 1955 –

3. a beginning; a first appearance

There is no distress so complete but that even in the most critical moments the inexplicable sunrise of hope is seen in its depths.

Victor Hugo, 1802 -1885