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Noun sundial has 1 sense
  1. sundial - timepiece that indicates the daylight hours by the shadow that the gnomon casts on a calibrated dial
    --1 is a kind of
    timepiece, timekeeper
    --1 has part: gnomon

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Noun: A device that uses the position of the sun to tell the time, typically consisting of a flat plate with a raised arm or pointer that casts a shadow on a series of marked circles or lines.

Example sentence: I admired the intricate design of the sundial in the garden, which accurately displayed the time based on the sun's position.

Adjective: Relating to or resembling a sundial.

Example sentence: The intricate pattern on the sundial was replicated in the floor tiles, giving the courtyard a distinct sun-inspired aesthetic.

Verb: To estimate the time using a sundial.

Example sentence: Let's sundial the time for our picnic by observing the shadow cast by the tree.

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