Meaning of SOLAR in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈsō-lər, -ˌlär ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Latin solaris, from sol sun; akin to Old English & Old Norse sōl sun, Lithuanian saulė, Greek hēlios

Date: 15th century

1. : of, derived from, relating to, or caused by the sun

solar phenomena

2. : measured by the earth's course in relation to the sun

solar time

a solar year

also : relating to or reckoned by solar time


a. : produced or operated by the action of the sun's light or heat

solar energy

solar cooker

b. : utilizing the sun's rays especially to produce heat or electricity

a solar house

also : of or relating to such utilization

solar design

solar subsidies

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.