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adjective so·lar \ˈsō-lər, -ˌlär\

Definition of solar

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

  2. 2 :  measured by the earth's course in relation to the sun <a solar year>; also :  relating to or reckoned by solar time

  3. 3a :  produced or operated by the action of the sun's light or heat <solar energy>b :  utilizing the sun's rays especially to produce heat or electricity <a solar house>; also :  of or relating to such utilization <solar design>

Origin and Etymology of solar

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


First Known Use: 15th century

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SOLAR Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective so·lar \ˈsō-lər, -ˌlär\

Definition of solar for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the sun

  • : produced by or using the sun's light or heat


SOLAR Defined for Kids

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adjective so·lar \ˈsō-lər\

Definition of solar for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the sun <a solar eclipse>

  2. 2 :  measured by the earth's course around the sun <a solar year>

  3. 3 :  produced or made to work by the action of the sun's light or heat <solar energy>



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