Sunbed vs Sunned - What's the difference?

sunbed | sunned |

As a noun sunbed

is a device emitting ultraviolet radiation used to produce a cosmetic suntan.

As a verb sunned is





(en noun)
  • A device emitting ultraviolet radiation used to produce a cosmetic suntan.
  • A lounger, or reclining beach chair.
  • Synonyms

    * (l)




  • (sun)

  • sun


    Alternative forms

    * (sense) (capitalized) Sun

    Proper noun

  • The star that the Earth revolves around and from which it receives light and warmth.The Illustrated Oxford Dictionary , Oxford University Press, 1998
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  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage='Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the sun was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.}}
    Usage notes
    * The Sun is traditionally regarded as masculine.


    (en noun)
  • (astronomy) A star, especially when seen as the centre of any single solar system.
  • The light and warmth which is received from the sun.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Lambs that did frisk in the sun .
  • Something like the sun in brightness or splendor.Webster's College Dictionary , Random House, 2001
  • * Bible, Psalms lxxiv. 11
  • For the Lord God is a sun and shield.
  • * Eikon Basilike
  • I will never consent to put out the sun of sovereignity to posterity.
  • (chiefly, literary) Sunrise or sunset.
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  • *, p.184 (republished 1832):
  • *:whilst many an hunger-starved poor creature pines in the street, wants clothes to cover him, labours hard all day long, runs, rides for a trifle, fights peradventure from sun' to ' sun , sick and ill, weary, full of pain and grief, is in great distress and sorrow of heart.
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  • Derived terms

    * everything under the sun * sunbath * sunbathe * sunblock * sunburn * sun cream * sun cure * sun deck * sundial * sundown * sunflower * sunglass * sunglasses * sun god * sun hat * sun lamp * sunlight * sunly * sunny * sun protection factor * sunrise * sunscreen * sunset * sunshine * sun shower * sunspot * sunstead * sunstroke * suntan * sunup * sun visor * talk about everything under the sun


  • To expose to the warmth and radiation of the sun.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines. A silver snaffle on a heavy leather watch guard which connected the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, together with a huge gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes.}}
  • To warm or dry in the sunshine.
  • To be exposed to the sun.
  • To expose the eyes to the sun as part of the Bates method.
  • See also

    * aphelion * helio- * parhelion * perihelion * solar * sunn





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