Definitions of solar

  1. relating to or derived from the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun; " solar eclipse"; " solar energy"
  2. A loft or upper chamber; a garret room.
  3. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as, the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar influence. See Solar system, below.
  4. Born under the predominant influence of the sun.
  5. Measured by the progress or revolution of the sun in the ecliptic; as, the solar year.
  6. Produced by the action of the sun, or peculiarly affected by its influence.
  7. Pertaining to, measured by, or proceeding from, the sun; as, solar rays; solar light: solar system, the sun and the planets which circle around it: solar year, the period during which the earth makes one complete journey round the sun, or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, 52 seconds.
  8. Pertaining to the sun: measured by the progress of the sun: produced by the sun.
  9. Pertaining to, connected with, or measured by the sun.
  10. Pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; measured by the progress of the sun. Solar flowers, flowers that open and shut at certain determinate hours. Solar system, the group of celestial bodies comprehending the planets and comets which revolve round the sun. Solar spots, spots of various sizes on the disk of the sun. Solar microscope, a microscope in which the object is illuminated by the concentrated light of the sun.
  11. Pert. to the sun, or proceeding from it; measured by the apparent revolution of the sun; sunny.
  12. Having branches or filaments like the rays of the sun.

Usage examples for solar

  1. At least until we get back somewhere near enough to the Solar system so we'll feel we've been somewhere else! – Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly? by Bryce Walton
  2. I also booked a suite for you at the Solar Hotel, at Darsh. – Last Enemy by Henry Beam Piper
  3. Passing by the common and conceded facts of the dimensions of the planets, and the extent of their orbits, what thoughts are awakened by the suggestion that the fixed stars are the centres of other solar systems, and the eccentric comets are links to connect them all in one great and harmonious design! – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  4. He just thumped away steadily below the spot where the ribs part, and where- a doctor informs me- a nerve- center, known as the solar plexus, is situated. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  5. 12.- Photograph of the Solar Surface. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  6. To Menesee's surprised interest, he had just inquired whether two men of the last Earth ship to visit Mars, who had disappeared there, might not have been captured by Mars Convicts operating secretly within the Solar System. – Oneness by James H. Schmitz
  7. The fact that the center of gravity of the solar system was within the body of the sun verified that the sun was indeed at the center of the solar system. – Our Legal Heritage by S. A. Reilly
  8. It took a long time because he had to earn ship- passage from one solar system to another, but he held to his idea. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  9. In this narrow circle, individuals may attain to exquisite discrimination, as the French critics have done in their own literature; but a true critic can no more be such without placing himself on some central point, from which he may command the whole, that is, some general rule, which, founded in reason, or the faculties common to all men, must therefore apply to each,- than an astronomer can explain the movements of the solar system without taking his stand in the sun. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  10. It is the book that forced the Astronomer Royal of England, after publicly teaching the contrary for years, to come to the conclusion, " strange as it may appear," that " the whole question of solar motion in space is at the present time in doubt and abeyance." – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  11. Mr. Reddie, who only published in September, 1863, happened to see the Report of February, 1864, assumes that the doubts were then first expressed, and declares that his book of September had the triumph of forcing the Astronomer Royal to abandon the fact of motion of the solar system by the February following. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  12. " Not exactly, but the Solar Guard knows enough to be suspicious," replied Ross. – Treachery in Outer Space by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  13. Thereupon we might conclude that he is a true solar being; yet in the other tales of this collection and in many more known to the Tinguian he reveals no celestial qualities. – Philippine Folk Tales by Mabel Cook Cole
  14. For example, motions of planets in the solar system must be approximately the same however the fixed stars may be distributed, provided that all the fixed stars are very much farther from the sun than the planets are. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  15. Solarite- a member of the solar system- it will be that, always. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  16. Small as it was, and its diameter probably did not exceed a single foot, it was yet an independent little world, and as such a member of the solar system. – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  17. According to Air Force reports, it is almost a certainty that planets outside the solar system are inhabited. – The Flying Saucers are Real by Donald Keyhoe
  18. In the closing days of December, 1957, at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in New York, Dr. Niemand delivered a paper entitled simply, " On the Nature of the Solar S- Regions." – Disturbing Sun by Robert Shirley Richardson
  19. Wanting to sample everything in the solar system... – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  20. Beyond a doubt, a new planet of vast size now formed an addition to the solar group. – Raiders of the Universes by Donald Wandrei