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
- Archaic, Astrol. 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 s&omacron;l&amacron;ris, from s&omacron;l, sun; see s&amacron;wel- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more Solar, superlative most Solar)
- Pertaining to the Sun (the star Sol).