SKIP TO CONTENT

sunset

Definitions of sunset
  1. noun
    the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
    synonyms: sundown
  2. noun
    atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun
    see moresee less
    type of:
    atmospheric phenomenon
    a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
  3. noun
    the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon
    see moresee less
    type of:
    periodic event, recurrent event
    an event that recurs at intervals
  4. adjective
    providing for termination
    “a program with a sunset provision”
    Synonyms:
    last
    coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining
  5. adjective
    of a declining industry or technology
    sunset industries”
    Synonyms:
    old
    of long duration; not new
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

ACT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week