Pronunciation Adjective

solar (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun
    • solar light
    • solar rays
    • solar influence
  2. (astrology, obsolete) Born under the predominant influence of the sun.
    • and proud beside, as solar people are
  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.
    • 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
      They denominate some herbs solar, and some lunar.
Synonyms Translations Noun

solar (plural solars)

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


solar (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the Sun (the star Sol).
    • 1906, Filipe Valle, in Arthur Schuster (editor), Transactions of the International Union for Co-operation in Solar Research, Volume I, [Victoria] University [of Manchester] Press, page 115 ↗:
      We have not yet the instruments that we want for that work, but I have asked for a Solar spectrograph, and I am already in the preliminary talkings to order a spectroheliograph […]
    • 2001, John J. Matese et al., "Oort cloud flux due to the Galactic tide", in Mikhail Ya. Marov and Hans Rickman (editors), Collisional Processes in the Solar System, Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN 978-0-7923-6946-2, page 93 ↗:
      Values at the Solar location (Merrifield, 1992) are denoted by the subscript ○, and the present epoch is t ≡ 0, […]
    • 2004, M. A. C. Perryman, “Our Galaxy in three-dimensions: the Jeremiah Horrocks Memorial Lecture”, in D.W. Kurtz (editor), Transits of Venus: New Views of the Solar System and Galaxy, Cambridge University Press (2005), ISBN 0-521-84907-1, page 318 ↗:
      Here our knowledge is somewhat more certain, especially in the local Solar neighbourhood.
    • 2004, T. V. Kazachevskaya et al., “Measurments[sic] of Solar EUV fluxes on board the ‘CORONAS’ satellites: equipment and main results”, in Alexander V. Stepanov et al. (editors), Multi-Wavelength Investigations of Solar Activity: Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 223, 2004, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-85195-4, page 633 ↗:
      Data on absolute values of Solar flux in the wave-range λ < 130nm and in the hydrogen line Lα (λ = 121.6nm) were obtained on-board both CORONAS satellites.

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.005
Offline English dictionary