Sunwise
Sunwise Sun"wise`, adv. In the direction of the sun's apparent motion, or from the east southward and westward, and so around the circle; also, in the same direction as the movement of the hands of a watch lying face upward. [1913 Webster]

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  • sunwise — [sun′wīz΄] adv., adj. in the direction of the sun s apparent motion across the sky; clockwise …   English World dictionary

  • Sunwise — In Scottish folklore, or Sunward was considered the “prosperous course”, turning from east to west in the direction of the sun. The opposite course was known in Scotland as widdershins (Lowland Scots), or tuathal (Scottish Gaelic, lit. northerly) …   Wikipedia

  • sunwise — I. ˈsənˌwīz adverb Etymology: sun (I) + wise : in the direction of the sun s apparent motion : from left to right : clockwise II. adjective : moving sunwise …   Useful english dictionary

  • sunwise — adverb Date: circa 1864 clockwise …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sunwise — /sun wuyz /, adv. 1. in the direction of the sun s apparent daily motion. 2. in a clockwise direction. [1860 65; SUN + WISE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sunwise — adverb Clockwise. Ant: moonwise …   Wiktionary

  • sunwise — sun·wise …   English syllables

  • sunwise — sun•wise [[t]ˈsʌnˌwaɪz[/t]] adv. 1) in the direction of the sun s apparent daily motion 2) in a clockwise direction • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • sunwise — /ˈsʌnwaɪz/ (say sunwuyz) adverb 1. in the direction of the sun s apparent daily motion. 2. clockwise. {sun + wise} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sunwise —    see *rightward movement …   A Dictionary of English folklore

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