Definition of Solar

1. Adjective. Relating to or derived from the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun. "Solar energy"

Partainyms: Sun



Definition of Solar

1. n. A loft or upper chamber; a garret room.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as, the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar influence. See Solar system, below.

Definition of Solar

1. Adjective. Pertaining to the Sun (the star Sol). ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as, the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar influence. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: astrology obsolete) Born under the predominant influence of the sun. ¹

4. Adjective. Measured by the progress or revolution of the sun in the ecliptic; as, the solar year. ¹

5. Adjective. Produced by the action of the sun, or peculiarly affected by its influence. ¹

6. Noun. (obsolete) A loft or upper chamber forming the private accommodation of the head of the household in a medieval hall; a garret room. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Solar

1. pertaining to the sun [adj]

Medical Definition of Solar

1. 1. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as, the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar influence. See Solar system, below. 2. Born under the predominant influence of the sun. "And proud beside, as solar people are." (Dryden) 3. Measured by the progress or revolution of the sun in the ecliptic; as, the solar year. 4. Produced by the action of the sun, or peculiarly affected by its influence. "They denominate some herbs solar, and some lunar." (Bacon) Solar cycle. See Cycle. Solar day. See Day. Solar engine, an engine in which the energy of solar heat is used to produce motion, as in evaporating water for a steam engine, or expanding air for an air engine. Solar flowers, flowers which open and shut daily at certain hours. Solar lamp, an argand lamp. Solar microscope, a microscope consisting essentially, first, of a mirror for reflecting a beam of sunlight through the tube, which sometimes is fixed in a window shutter; secondly, of a condenser, or large lens, for converging the beam upon the object; and, thirdly, of a small lens, or magnifier, for throwing an enlarged image of the object at its focus upon a screen in a dark room or in a darkened box. Solar month. See Month. Solar oil, a paraffin oil used an illuminant and lubricant. Solar phosphori, the sun, with the group of celestial bodies which, held by its attraction, revolve round it. The system comprises the major planets, with their satellites; the minor planets, or asteroids, and the comets; also, the meteorids, the matter that furnishes the zodiacal light, and the rings of Saturn. The satellites that revolve about the major planets are twenty-two in number, of which the Earth has one (see Moon), Mars two, Jupiter five, Saturn nine, Uranus four, and Neptune one. The asteroids, between Mars and Jupiter, thus far discovered (1900), number about five hundred, the first four of which were found near the beginning of the century, and are called Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta. The principal elements of the major planets, and of the comets seen at more than one perihelion passage, are exhibited in the following tables: I. Major Planets. Symbol.Name.Mean distance that of the Earth being unity.Period in days.Eccentricity.Inclination of orbit.Diameter in miles II. Periodic Comets. Name.Greatest distance from sun.Least distance from sun.Inclination of orbit.Perihelion passage. Deg min 54 Encke's3.314.100.34212 541885.2 Solar telegraph, telegraph for signaling by flashes of reflected sunlight. Solar time. See Apparent time, under Time. Origin: L. Solaris, fr. Sol the sun; akin to As. Sl, Icel. Sl, Goth. Sauil, Lith. Saule, W. Haul,. Sul, Skr. Svar, perhaps to E. Sun:F. Solaire. Cf. Parasol. Sun. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Solar

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solanidines
solanin
solanine
solanines
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solano
solanochromene
solanoid
solanos
solans
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solanum
solanums
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solar (current term)
solar-system
solar-type
solar activity
solar apex
solar apexes
solar apices
solar array
solar battery
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solar calendar
solar cell
solar cells
solar cheilitis
solar collector

Literary usage of Solar

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Pop Astron 25:386-9 Je '17 Motion Set solar system—Motion in space Prominences ... II Pop Astron 24:205 Ap 46 Statistical study of certain solar phenomena. ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"solar AND SIDEREAL INTERVALS. — On account of the earth's motion in its orbit the sun has an apparent eastward motion among the stars. ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"solar constant. Value of the solar constant of radiation. ... solar engines. Power from sunshine, a pioneer solar power plant, F. Shuman. 11. Sei. ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"He refers to Scripture, and then he discovers that the solar Heat consists of sublimated GOLD, while the solar Light, and consequently the Lunar Light, ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Nebulae, stars, comets, zodiac light, solar corona, all originated from meteoric clouds. Life was brought into the chaos of cosmic dust, cold and dark as it ..."

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