What does lunar mean?

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ˈlu nərlu·nar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lunaradjective

    of or relating to or associated with the moon

    "lunar surface"; "lunar module"

Wiktionary

  1. lunaradjective

    Of, or pertaining to, the moon; moonly.

  2. lunaradjective

    Crescent shaped, lunate.

  3. lunaradjective

    Of, or pertaining to, silver.

  4. Etymology: From lunaris.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lunar, Lunaryadjective

    Relating to the moon; under the dominion of the moon.

    Etymology: lunaire, Fr. lunaris, Latin.

    They that have resolved that these years were but lunary years, viz. of a month, or Egyptian years, are easily confuted. Walter Raleigh, Hist. of the World.

    They have denominated some herbs solar and some lunar, and such like toys put into great words. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    The figure of its seed much resembles a horshoe, which Baptista Porta hath thought too low a signification, and raised the same unto a lunary representation. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Errours.

    We upon our globe’s last verge shall go,
    And view the ocean leaning on the sky;
    From thence our rolling neighbours we shall know,
    And on the lunar world securely pry. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lunaradjective

    of or pertaining to the moon; as, lunar observations

  2. Lunaradjective

    resembling the moon; orbed

  3. Lunaradjective

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

  4. Lunaradjective

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

  5. Lunarnoun

    a lunar distance

  6. Lunarnoun

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

  7. 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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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

Examples of lunar in a Sentence

  1. Clive Neal:

    It's important that we balance, moving forward together in a way that will enable this [ lunar ] economy as well as the science, my way of looking at this is that if we look at moon resources as resources for science, and a resource for exploration, and a resource for commercial participation everybody wins because the data sets that we need are pretty much the same.

  2. Li Chunlai:

    This work shows the extensive use of the Lunar Penetrating Radar could greatly improve our understanding of the history of lunar impact and volcanism and could shed new light on the comprehension of the geological evolution of the Moon's far side.

  3. Chung Sye-kyun:

    The government is planning to extend the current distancing levels and anti-virus standards as they are until the Lunar New Year holidays end, the third COVID-19 wave, which had temporarily slowed, is again threatening our daily lives following the group infections from the missionary institutes.

  4. Tim Peake:

    A dream would have to be a lunar exploration mission.

  5. Hynd Ayoubi Idrissi:

    The age of criminal responsibility in Iran is discriminatory, it is lower and lower for girls, that is to say 9 lunar years while for boys it is 15. At nine a girl can marry, even if the law sets the age at 13.

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    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    • A. witless
    • B. brilliant
    • C. handsome
    • D. reassuring

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