lunar

adjective lu·nar \ ˈlü-nər also -ˌnär \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of lunar

1 : crescent, lunate
  • who grasps the struggling heifer's lunar horns
  • —Alexander Pope
2 a : of, relating to, or resembling the moon
  • lunar craters
  • a lunar landscape
b : designed for use on the moon
  • lunar vehicles
3 : measured by the moon's revolution
  • lunar month

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Origin and Etymology of lunar

Middle English, from Latin lunaris, from luna moon; akin to Latin lucēre to shine — more at light



LUNAR Defined for English Language Learners

lunar

adjective

Definition of lunar for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the moon


LUNAR Defined for Kids

lunar

adjective lu·nar \ ˈlü-nər \

Definition of lunar for Students

1 : of or relating to the moon
  • lunar rock
2 : measured by the revolutions of the moon
  • a lunar month

Medical Dictionary

lunar

adjective lu·nar \ ˈlü-nər also -ˌnär \

medical Definition of lunar

: lunate


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