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ˈlu nərLUNAR

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lunaradjective

    of or relating to or associated with the moon

    "lunar surface"; "lunar module"


  1. lunaradjective

    Of, or pertaining to, the moon; moonly.

    Etymology: From lunaris.

  2. lunaradjective

    Crescent shaped, lunate.

    Etymology: From lunaris.

  3. lunaradjective

    Of, or pertaining to, silver.

    Etymology: From lunaris.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lunaradjective

    of or pertaining to the moon; as, lunar observations

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

  2. Lunaradjective

    resembling the moon; orbed

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

  3. Lunaradjective

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

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

  4. Lunaradjective

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

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

  5. Lunarnoun

    a lunar distance

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

  6. Lunarnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lunar

    The brief epithet for the method of finding the longitude by the moon and sun or moon and stars. (See WORKING A LUNAR.)

Anagrams for LUNAR »

  1. urnal

  2. ulnar

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  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

Examples of LUNAR in a Sentence

  1. Alice Gorman:

    All we need is a rocket to land nearby and blow dust all over of them. Or lunar vehicle to drive too close to that site and kicks all the dust up and that's it, they're gone.

  2. Tim Peake:

    Living and working on board the International Space Station is the best place you could be as a professional, a dream would have to be a lunar exploration mission.

  3. Walter Freeman:

    There is a little less than one total lunar eclipse per year on average, a lunar eclipse can only happen during a full moon, when the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. But the moon's orbit is tilted a little bit compared to the Earth's, so usually when the moon is full, the Earth's shadow passes a little bit above or a little bit below it. This is why we don't have a lunar eclipse every month.

  4. Fei Liu:

    In prior years, the decline in pollutants would pick back up after the Lunar New Year holiday ended. But not this year. Chinese New Year, the reduction rate is more significant than in past years and Chinese New Year has lasted longer. I am not surprised because many cities nationwide have taken measures to minimize spread of the virus.

  5. Takeshi Minami:

    Output activity (in Japan) will likely slow down until the spread of infection is over, although production in China has restarted following the Lunar New Year, it will take time for output ratios to recover.

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