What does lunar mean?

Definitions for lunarˈlu nər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lunar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lunar(adj)

    of or relating to or associated with the moon

    "lunar surface"; "lunar module"

Wiktionary

  1. lunar(Adjective)

    Of, or pertaining to, the moon; moonly.

  2. lunar(Adjective)

    Crescent shaped, lunate.

  3. lunar(Adjective)

    Of, or pertaining to, silver.

  4. Origin: From lunaris.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lunar(adj)

    of or pertaining to the moon; as, lunar observations

  2. Lunar(adj)

    resembling the moon; orbed

  3. Lunar(adj)

    measured by the revolutions of the moon; as, a lunar month

  4. Lunar(adj)

    influenced by the moon, as in growth, character, or properties; as, lunar herbs

  5. Lunar(noun)

    a lunar distance

  6. Lunar(noun)

    the middle bone of the proximal series of the carpus; -- called also semilunar, and intermedium

  7. Origin: [L. lunaris, fr. luna the moon. See Luna, and cf. Lunary.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lunar

    lū′nar, adj. belonging to the moon: measured by the revolutions of the moon: caused by the moon: like the moon—also Lū′nary.—ns. Lū′nacy, a kind of madness formerly supposed to be affected by the moon: insanity; Lunā′rian, Lū′narist, a student of lunar phenomena; Lū′nary, the moonwort fern.—adjs. Lū′nāte, -d, formed like a half-moon: crescent-shaped; Lū′natic, affected with lunacy.—n. a person so affected: a madman (De lunatico inquirendo, the title of the writ or commission for inquiry into the mental state of an alleged lunatic).—n. Lunā′tion, the time between two revolutions of the moon: a lunar month.—adjs. Lū′niform, moon-shaped; Lū′nisolar, resulting from the united action of the sun and moon: compounded of the revolution of the sun and the moon.—n. Lū′nula, a crescent-like appearance, esp. the whitish area at the base of the nails.—adjs. Lū′nulate, -d (bot.), shaped like a small crescent.—ns. Lū′nule, Lū′nulet, anything in form like a small crescent; Lū′nulite, a small circular fossil coral.—Lunar caustic, fused crystals of nitrate of silver, applied to ulcers, &c.; Lunar cycle=Metonic cycle (q.v.); Lunar month (see Month); Lunar observation, an observation of the moon's distance from a star for the purpose of finding the longitude; Lunar rainbow (see Rainbow, under Rain); Lunar theory, a term employed to denote the a priori deduction of the moon's motions from the principles of gravitation; Lunar year (see Year). [L. lunarisluna, the moon—lucēre, to shine.]

Anagrams for lunar »

  1. urnal

  2. ulnar

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lunar in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lunar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Angel Abbud-Madrid:

    Lunar resource exploration should be based on the same methods that have guided humans on their centuries-old exploration of terrestrial resources.

  2. Shen Zhengyang:

    We're seeing a technical rebound as expectations of further policy support help stabilise the market, but we don't see fresh capital flowing in as the market doesn't guarantee red envelopes ahead of the Lunar New Year.

  3. Ian Crawford:

    But to really get to the bottom of it, we need in-situ [on-the-spot] measurements from the surface at the lunar poles, it's first on my list [of necessary steps] … and when we have an answer to that, we can plan accordingly.

  4. Ian Crawford:

    It's possible that helium-3 and other solar-wind–implanted ions, like hydrogen, may be in a higher abundance in the cold regolith near the lunar poles. That would be an important measurement to make and would require a polar lander.

  5. Jennifer Levasseur:

    Special [as part of the exhibit] are the Apollo 11 objects, [Neil] Armstrong's headset, the lunar module film camera that recorded the first landing, and a waist tether used in the LM as well — the last two of which are on loan to us, and are promised donations, from the Armstrong family.

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