- The direct rays, light or warmth of the sun.<ref name="Webster's c 2001">Webster's College Dictionary, Random House, 2001</ref>
- We were warmed by the bright .
- A location on which the sun's rays fall.<ref name="Webster's c 2001"/>
- We moved out of the shade and into the .
- geniality or cheerfulness.<ref name="Webster's c 2001"/>
- I enjoyed the of her smile.
- A source of cheerfulness or joy.<ref name="Webster's c 2001"/>
- The effect which the sun has when it lights and warms some place.<ref name="Webster's c 2001"/>
- German: Sonnenschein
- Italian: luce del sole
- Spanish: luz del sol
- (context, mostly, _, US) Open to and permitting public access, especially with regard to activities that were previously closed-door or back-room meetings.
Translations: Etymology: In the Coverdale Bible in 1535, in Genesis and Exodus about 1250 as sunnesine.<ref>Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988</ref> Compound of sun + shine.
- Because of the law, we could go to the planning meeting.
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