- 1Relating to or determined by the sun: solar radiationMore example sentences
- Mars has only the tiniest trace of a magnetic field, nothing like the huge bubble that surrounds the earth and protects us from solar and cosmic radiation.
- Some asteroids orbit at a solar distance where their year is matched to Jupiter's year.
- As they move around as the Sun spins, sunspots near the solar equator return to their starting point in about twenty-five days.
- 1.1Relating to or denoting energy derived from the sun’s rays: solar heatingMore example sentences
- Any site having solar and electromagnetic energy is good for residence.
- Ground-source heat pumps pull energy from solar heat stored in the surface layer of the ground.
- They reflect the lithological and mineralogical variations of exposed rocks and soils by separating the solar reflected energy into six spectral bands.
late Middle English: from Latin solaris, from sol 'sun'.
- An upper chamber in a medieval house.More example sentences
- I would hazard a guess that what he found were nail holes on part of the panelled screen commonly found in the better class of English medieval house between the hall and the solar.
- Pray that the stairs are passable all the way to the solar.
- The lilting notes of Cein's flute filled the air as Edith sat amongst her ladies-in-waiting in her private solar.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French soler, from Latin solarium 'gallery, terrace'.