Definitions of sunrise
  1. noun
    the daily event of the sun rising above the horizon
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    type of:
    periodic event, recurrent event
    an event that recurs at intervals
  2. noun
    atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily appearance of the sun
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    type of:
    atmospheric phenomenon
    a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
  3. noun
    the first light of day
    synonyms: aurora, break of day, break of the day, cockcrow, dawn, dawning, daybreak, dayspring, first light, morning, sunup
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    sundown, sunset
    the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
    type of:
    hour, time of day
    clock time
  4. adjective
    of an industry or technology; new and developing
    “high-technology sunrise industries”
    not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
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