• (America) IPA: /ˈsʌnɹaɪz/


  1. The time of day when the sun appears above the eastern horizon.
    Synonyms: sunup, crack of dawn, dawn, sparrow-fart, Thesaurus:dawn
    Antonyms: sunset, Thesaurus:dusk
    Coordinate term: moonrise#English|moonrise
    I'll meet you at the docks at sunrise.
  2. The change in color of the sky at dawn.
    Did you see the beautiful sunrise this morning?
  3. (figuratively) Any great awakening.
    It was the sunrise of her spirit.
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