Sun·rise Sun·ris·ing, n.
1. The first appearance of the sun above the horizon in the morning; more generally, the time of such appearance, whether in fair or cloudy weather; as, to begin work at sunrise. “The tide of sunrise swells.”
2. Hence, the region where the sun rises; the east.
Which were beyond Jordan toward the sunrising. --Deut. iv. 47 (Rev. Ver.)
Full hot and fast the Saxon rides, with rein of travel slack,
And, bending o'ev his saddle, leaves the sunrise at his back. --Whittier.
adj : of an industry or technology; new and developing;
"high-technology sunrise industries" [syn: sunrise(a)]
n 1: the first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they
talked until morning" [syn: dawn, dawning, morning,
aurora, first light, daybreak, break of day, break
of the day, dayspring, sunup, cockcrow] [ant: sunset]
2: atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily appearance of
3: the daily event of the sun rising above the horizon