What does lunar mean?

Definitions for lunar
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"


  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.


  1. lunar

    Lunar refers to anything related to the moon. It can pertain to various phenomena, processes or aspects regarding the moon such as phases (lunar cycle), explorations (lunar landing), surfaces (lunar landscape), or events (lunar eclipse). Derived from the Latin word 'luna' meaning moon.

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.)

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LUNAR

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lunar is ranked #52619 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lunar surname appeared 394 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Lunar.

    78.6% or 310 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    13.4% or 53 total occurrences were White.
    7.3% or 29 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for lunar »

  1. ulnar

  2. urnal

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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. Thierry Chow:

    Lunar New Year’s like playing musical chairs – whoever sits in the spot gets Tai Sui. You ’ll change your position next round.

  2. Ray Jayawardhana:

    Half a century later, returning to the moon is overdue, i would hope that it is a sustained effort, a long-term national commitment, one that also involves international partnerships and public-private collaborations. A multidimensional lunar program would be quite exciting. Apollo 11 landed on the moon five years after the first American robotic probe reached the surface. And this is an ambitious goal in the foreseeable future that rallies science, technology and the human spirit together.

  3. David Kring:

    I think the international interest in exploration of the moon will fuel everybody’s interest, i cannot wait until we have Artemis astronauts in the lunar south polar region in two to three years.

  4. Shu Uemura:

    Retailers which were mainly focused on duty-free and other products popular with inbound tourists are struggling hard, it’s extremely difficult, to have an entry ban on tourists at a time when Chinese visitors would ordinarily be coming for Lunar New Year holidays.

  5. Mark Hammergren:

    It's a great entry point, 'You think the lunar eclipse is neat? Let me tell about this other stuff going on.'.

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