polar

35 ENTRIES FOUND:

1po·lar

adjective \ˈpō-lər\

: of or relating to the North or South Pole or the region around it

: completely different or opposite

: relating to one or both of the poles of a magnet

Full Definition of POLAR

1
a :  of or relating to a geographic pole or the region around it
b :  coming from or having the characteristics of such a region
c (1) :  passing over a celestial body's north and south poles <a satellite in a polar orbit>
(2) :  traveling in a polar orbit <a polar satellite>
2
:  of or relating to one or more poles (as of a magnet)
3
:  serving as a guide <a polar principle> <a polar theory>
4
:  diametrically opposite <polar positions on the issue>
5
:  exhibiting polarity; especially :  having a dipole or characterized by molecules having dipoles <a polar solvent>
6
:  resembling a pole or axis around which all else revolves :  pivotal <polar events>
7
:  of, relating to, or expressed in polar coordinates <polar equations>; also :  of or relating to a polar coordinate system

Examples of POLAR

  1. They took polar positions on the issue.
  2. She and I are good friends even though we're polar opposites.

Origin of POLAR

New Latin polaris, from Latin polus pole
First Known Use: 1551

2polar

noun

Definition of POLAR

:  a straight line related to a point; specifically :  the straight line joining the points of contact of the tangents from a point exterior to a conic section

First Known Use of POLAR

1848

po·lar

adjective \ˈpō-lər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POLAR

1
: of or relating to one or more poles (as of a spherical body)
2
: exhibiting polarity; especially : having a dipole or characterized by molecules having dipoles <a polar solvent>
3
: being at opposite ends of a spectrum of symptoms or manifestations <polar types of leprosy>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: polar air
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Polanisia
All Words Near: polar

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up polar? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More