Solar definition

sōlər
Determined or measured in reference to the sun.

The solar year.

adjective
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Of or having to do with the sun.
adjective
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Fixed or measured by the earth's motion with relation to the sun.

Mean solar time.

adjective
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Produced by or coming from the sun.

Solar energy.

adjective
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Relating to the Sun.
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Using or operated by energy from the Sun.
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Measured in reference to the Sun.
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(archaic, astrol.) Under the influence of the sun.
adjective
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Depending upon the sun's light or energy.

Solar heating.

adjective
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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.

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Pertaining to the Sun (the star Sol).
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Using or operated by energy derived from the sun.

A solar heating system.

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Of, relating to, or proceeding from the sun.

Solar rays; solar physics.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
solar
Plural:
solars

Origin of solar

  • Middle English from Latin sōlāris from sōl sun sāwel- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition