• WordNet 3.6
    • adj solar relating to or derived from the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun "solar eclipse","solar energy"
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Solar-engine Adapted to the Use of Hot Air Solar-engine Adapted to the Use of Hot Air

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The planet Venus spins opposite to the other planets in the solar system
    • n Solar A loft or upper chamber; a garret room.
    • Solar (Astrol) Born under the predominant influence of the sun. "And proud beside, as solar people are."
    • Solar Measured by the progress or revolution of the sun in the ecliptic; as, the solar year.
    • Solar Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as, the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar influence. See Solar system, below.
    • Solar Produced by the action of the sun, or peculiarly affected by its influence. "They denominate some herbs solar , and some lunar."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The longest recorded duration of a total solar eclipse was 7.5 minutes.
    • solar Of, pertaining or related to, or determined by the sun: as, the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar influence.
    • solar In astrology, born under the predominant influence of the sun; influenced by the sun.
    • solar An electric lamp of the fourth class.
    • n solar See sollar.
    • n solar See sola.
    • n solar In Roman and early medieval houses, a terrace, or balcony, or a room much exposed to the sun; a sollar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The earth is the most densest planet in the solar system, and is the only planet not named after a god.
    • adj Solar sō′lar pertaining to the sun: measured by the progress of the sun: produced by the sun
    • v.i Solar to take injury by too long exposure to the sun's light in a camera:—pr.p. sō′larīsing; pa.p. sō′larīsed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. solaris, fr. sol, the sun; akin to As. sōl, Icel. sōl, Goth. sauil, Lith. saule, W. haul,. sul, Skr. svar, perhaps to E. sun,:F. solaire,. Cf. Parasol. Sun


In literature:

However, I notice that Pluto is still in place, so that means we are seeing the Solar System as it was before the passing of the Black Star.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
Before your coming we knew nothing beyond our own solar system, and very little of that.
"Skylark Three" by Edward Elmer Smith
In two short hours, it had shifted its place from one side to the other of the solar sphere.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 450" by Various
Plenty of material, and he'll use a solar mirror to get the heat he needs.
"Sand Doom" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
With dark bodies that are probably external to our own solar system, I have, in the provincialism that no one can escape, not much concern.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
It showed a report on a solar system that had been fully surveyed.
"A Matter of Importance" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
And we know that Earthmen are the only intelligent creatures in our Solar System.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
Anything from a new type solar battery on up is of interest to us.
"Damned If You Don't" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The solar tides, however, must necessarily have an increasing significance.
"Time and Tide" by Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball
Let us apply this truth to the solar system, and see what we get.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper

In poetry:

What but the gentle rainbow's gleam,
Soothing the wearied sight,
That cannot bear the solar beam,
With soft undazzling light?
"Quinquagesima Sunday" by John Keble
The deep blue sea from shore to shore,
The boundless rays of solar light,
The lightnings flash, the thunders roar—
I hold them all in my own right.
"Youthful Reminiscences" by David John Scott
Like stately tree, whose branches wave
Their wealth of foliage o'er the stream,
That spreads its roots where waters lave,
Nor fears the fervid solar beam.
"Trust In God" by Janet Hamilton
But still in the solar warmth I wait,
The hand of my lov'd one clasped in mine;
Is that a tear? It is growing late,
And she asks how long the sun will shine.
"A Winter's Day" by John Lawson Stoddard
"Look! here's a ruby; drinking solar rays,
I saw it redden on a mountain tip;
Now on thy snowy bosom let it blaze;
'T will blush still deeper to behold thy lip.
"Zophiel’s Offerings To Egla" by Maria Gowen Brooks
Like leafless forests, on its verge extreme
Rise the tall masts;--or spreading wide their sails,
Silvering, and shining in the solar beam,
Stand on that last blue line, and court the gales.
"Hoyle Lake" by Anna Seward

In news:

DayStar Technologies has struck a deal to buy a company whose technology could solve a problem that has chilled the solar energy industry: how to make solar power available for electricity usage at night when the sun is gone.
Constellation Energy has signed a 20-year federal contract with the US Department of State (DOS) for solar and wind development in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to Solar Industry.
Siemens Industry, Inc and Enphase Energy Inc have signed an agreement in which Enphase will provide Siemens with solar microinverters and a web-based monitoring service in order to create turnkey solar photovoltaic energy solutions.
A solar flare Sunday triggered an outburst of solar material that should hit Earth Tuesday.
Canadian Solar Industries Association names First Light Solar PV Project of the Year.
Visitors look at solar panels on the roof of the Palexpo Exhibition Center, the biggest solar farm in Switzerland Tuesday.
Xcel Energy wants to end a solar energy incentive program in Minnesota by the end of 2013 that many in the solar business say has been the main driver of growth.
Solar power tower under construction on public lands in the Ivanpah Valley, outside proposed Solar Energy Zones.
Novan Solar Inc of Golden is installing one of the United States' largest solar hot-water systems ever built for a hotel at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz.
"Our goal is that solar lives in an unsubsidized world," says First Solar's Larry Polizzotto.
Xcel's Solar Rewards program gives upfront rebates to homeowners and business owners who install solar panels.
We're hoping that as the United States grows its solar energy market, there will be even greater opportunity for more US manufacturing - from the making of solar panels and related components.
Rooftop Solar Stood Up to Sandy Big solar installers report almost no damage, even in hardest hit areas.
Longmont-based Abound Solar , recipient of a $400 million federal loan guarantee to expand solar -panel production, said Tuesday it is laying off 280 workers and delaying a new factory in Indiana.
In Fighting Coal Pollution, Nevada Tribe Will Sell Solar Power to L.A. One Company's Solar Sexism Fail.

In science:

At solar maximum, this efficiency increases as the solar wind is stronger.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
Bahcall, Solar models and solar neutrinos: Current status, hep-ph/0412068.
New Regions for a Chameleon to Hide
Solar-like oscillations have already been detected in these stars [11, 12, 13], but tests of solar dynamo models will not be possible until their magnetic activity cycle periods are established.
Calibrating the Solar Dynamo: Magnetic Activity Cycles of Southern Sun-like Stars
However, the agreement between the standard solar model and solar neutrino data provides constraints on variations in this cross section.
Coupled Variations of Fundamental Couplings and Primordial Nucleosynthesis
Based on available data, construct a model of evolution of the solar Lyman-α line profile with solar activity.
Neutral interstellar hydrogen in the inner heliosphere under influence of wavelength-dependent solar radiation pressure