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solar


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Solar  \So"lar\,  n.  [OE.  soler,  AS  solere,  L.  solarium,  from  sol 
  the  sun.  See  {Solar},  a.] 
  A  loft  or  upper  chamber;  a  garret  room  [Obs.]  [Written  also 
  {soler},  {solere},  {sollar}.]  --Oxf.  Gloss. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Solar  \So"lar\,  a.  [L.  solaris,  fr  sol  the  sun;  akin  to  As 
  s[=o]l,  Icel.  s[=o]l,  Goth.  sauil,  Lith.  saule,  W.  haul,. 
  sul,  Skr.  svar,  perhaps  to  E.  sun:F.  solaire  Cf  {Parasol}. 
  {Sun}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  sun;  proceeding  from  the  sun;  as 
  the  solar  system;  solar  light;  solar  rays;  solar 
  influence.  See  {Solar  system},  below. 
 
  2.  (Astrol.)  Born  under  the  predominant  influence  of  the  sun. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  And  proud  beside,  as  solar  people  are  --Dryden. 
 
  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. 
 
  They  denominate  some  herbs  solar,  and  some  lunar. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  {Solar  cycle}.  See  under  {Cycle}. 
 
  {Solar  day}.  See  {Day},  2. 
 
  {Solar  engine},  an  engine  in  which  the  energy  of  solar  heat 
  is  used  to  produce  motion,  as  in  evaporating  water  for  a 
  steam  engine,  or  expanding  air  for  an  air  engine. 
 
  {Solar  flowers}  (Bot.),  flowers  which  open  and  shut  daily  at 
  certain  hours. 
 
  {Solar  lamp},  an  argand  lamp. 
 
  {Solar  microscope},  a  microscope  consisting  essentially, 
  first  of  a  mirror  for  reflecting  a  beam  of  sunlight 
  through  the  tube,  which  sometimes  is  fixed  in  a  window 
  shutter;  secondly,  of  a  condenser,  or  large  lens,  for 
  converging  the  beam  upon  the  object;  and  thirdly,  of  a 
  small  lens,  or  magnifier,  for  throwing  an  enlarged  image 
  of  the  object  at  its  focus  upon  a  screen  in  a  dark  room  or 
  in  a  darkened  box. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  solar 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  derived  from  the  sun  or  utilizing  the 
  energies  of  the  sun;  "solar  eclipse";  "solar  energy" 




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