n.1.A loft or upper chamber; a garret room.
a.1.Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as, the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar influence. See Solar system, below.
2.(Astrol.) Born under the predominant influence of the sun.
And proud beside, as solar people are.
- Dryden.
3.Measured by the progress or revolution of the sun in the ecliptic; as, the solar year.
4.Produced by the action of the sun, or peculiarly affected by its influence.
Solar cycle
See under Cycle.
Solar day
See Day, 2.
Solar engine
an engine in which the energy of solar heat is used to produce motion, as in evaporating water for a steam engine, or expanding air for an air engine.
Solar flowers
(Bot.) flowers which open and shut daily at certain hours.
Solar lamp
an argand lamp.
Solar microscope
a microscope consisting essentially, first, of a mirror for reflecting a beam of sunlight through the tube, which sometimes is fixed in a window shutter; secondly, of a condenser, or large lens, for converging the beam upon the object; and, thirdly, of a small lens, or magnifier, for throwing an enlarged image of the object at its focus upon a screen in a dark room or in a darkened box.
Adj.1.solar - relating to or derived from the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun; "solar eclipse"; "solar energy"
Cynthian, anagalactic, asteroidal, astral, astrologic, astrologistic, astrologous, astronomic, astrophysical, celestial, circumplanetary, cislunar, empyreal, empyrean, equinoctial, extragalactic, galactic, heavenly, heliacal, intercosmic, interplanetary, intersidereal, interstellar, lunar, lunary, lunate, lunular, lunulate, meteoric, meteoritic, nebular, nebulose, nebulous, planetal, planetarian, planetary, planetesimal, semilunar, sidereal, sphery, star-spangled, star-studded, starry, stellar, stellary, terrestrial, uranic, zodiacal
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Solanum dulcamara
Solanum elaeagnifolium
Solanum giganteum
Solanum jamesii
Solanum jasmoides
Solanum macranthum
Solanum melanocerasum
Solanum melongena
Solanum nigrum
Solanum nigrum guineese
Solanum pseudocapsicum
Solanum quitoense
Solanum rostratum
Solanum tuberosum
Solanum wendlandii
Solanum wrightii
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