- The definition of solar is relating to the sun, coming from the sun or depending upon the sun.
An example of solar used as an adjective is in the phrase "solar energy," which means energy that comes from the sun.
- of or having to do with the sun
- produced by or coming from the sun: solar energy
- depending upon the sun's light or energy: solar heating
- fixed or measured by the earth's motion with relation to the sun: mean solar time
- Astrol., Archaic under the influence of the sun
Origin of solarClassical Latin solaris ; from sol, the sun: see Sol
- Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sun: solar rays; solar physics.
- Using or operated by energy derived from the sun: a solar heating system.
- Determined or measured in reference to the sun: the solar year.
Origin of solarMiddle English, from Latin sōlāris, from sōl, sun; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots.
- solar calendar
- solar constant
- solar corona
- solar cycle
- solar day
- solar eclipse
- solar energy
- solar engine
- solar flare
- solar flowers
- solar lamp
- solar microscope
- solar mass
- solar month
- solar oil
- solar phosphori
- solar plexus
- solar power
- solar prominence
- solar spots/sun spots
- solar system
- solar telegraph
- solar radiation
- solar telescope
- solar time
- solar tracker
- solar wind
- solar year
- (obsolete) A loft or upper chamber forming the private accommodation of the head of the household in a medieval hall; a garret room.
From Middle English solar, soler; from a conflation of Old English soler, solere (“raised platform; loft, upper room, upper part of a house, soler”), from Latin solarium; and Old English solor, salor (“residence, dwelling; hall; palace”), from Proto-Germanic *salaz, *salą (“house, room, hall”). More at sale.