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lunar Explained

lunar at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


lunar at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"of or pertaining to the moon," 1626, from O.Fr. lunaire, from L. lunaris "of the moon," from luna "moon," (with capital L-) "moon goddess," from *leuksna- (cf. O.C.S. luna "moon, O.Pruss. lauxnos "stars," M.Ir. luan "light, moon"), from the same source as lux, lumen "light." The luna moth (1884) so called for the crescent-shaped markings on its wings. ///

lunar at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: lunaris, from luna 'moon']// relating to the moon or to travel to the moon// --studies of the lunar surface// --a lunar eclipse//

lunar at Spanish => English Of Explained:

lunar, mole

lunar at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "lunar":
Cynthian, S-shaped, anagalactic, asteroidal, astral, astrologic,
astrologistic, astrologous, astronomic, astrophysical, bicorn,
celestial, circumplanetary, cislunar, corniform, crescent,
crescent-shaped, crescentic, crescentiform, crescentlike, empyreal,
empyrean, equinoctial, extragalactic, falcate, falciform, galactic,
heavenly, heliacal, horn-shaped, horned, intercosmic,
interplanetary, intersidereal, interstellar, lunary, lunate,
luniform, lunular, lunulate, menisciform, meniscoid, meteoric,
meteoritic, moon-shaped, moonlike, nebular, nebulose, nebulous,
planetal, planetarian, planetary, planetesimal, semicircular,
semilunar, sickle-like, sickle-shaped, sidereal, sigmoid, solar,
sphery, star-spangled, star-studded, starry, stellar, stellary,
terrestrial, two-horned, uranic, zodiacal

lunar at Portuguese => English Of Explained:


lunar at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (World): {pertaining to the universe}: solar, lunar, celestial, heavenly, starry, stellar, sidereal, astral, nebular, uranic.

lunar at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[usually before noun] connected with the moon:
a lunar eclipse / landscape

LUNAR at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

LUNAR. That which belongs to the moon; relating to the moon as a lunar
month. See Month.

Lunar at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Lunar \Lu"nar\, a. [L. lunaris, fr. luna the moon. See {Luna},
and cf. {Lunary}.]
1. Of or pertaining to the moon; as, lunar observations.

2. Resembling the moon; orbed. --Dryden.

3. Measured by the revolutions of the moon; as, a lunar

4. Influenced by the moon, as in growth, character, or
properties; as, lunar herbs. --Bacon.

{Lunar caustic} (Med. Chem.), silver nitrate prepared to be
used as a cautery; -- so named because silver was called
luna by the ancient alchemists.

{Lunar cycle}. Same as {Metonic cycle}. See under {Cycle}.

{Lunar distance}, the angular distance of the moon from the
sun, a star, or a planet, employed for determining
longitude by the {lunar method}.

{Lunar method}, the method of finding a ship's longitude by
comparing the local time of taking (by means of a sextant
or circle) a given lunar distance, with the Greenwich time
corresponding to the same distance as ascertained from a
nautical almanac, the difference of these times being the

{Lunar month}. See {Month}.

{Lunar observation}, an observation of a lunar distance by
means of a sextant or circle, with the altitudes of the
bodies, and the time, for the purpose of computing the

{Lunar tables}.
(a) (Astron.) Tables of the moon's motions, arranged for
computing the moon's true place at any time past or
(b) (Navigation) Tables for correcting an observed lunar
distance on account of refraction and parallax.

{Lunar year}, the period of twelve lunar months, or 354 days,
8 hours, 48 minutes, and 34.38 seconds.

Lunar \Lu"nar\, n.
1. (Astron.) A lunar distance.

2. (Anat.) The middle bone of the proximal series of the
carpus; -- called also {semilunar}, and {intermedium}.

lunar at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : of or relating to or associated with the moon; "lunar
surface"; "lunar module"

lunar at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » lunaris|lūnāris|lang=la.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈluː.nə/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈlu.nɚ/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-lunar.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » uːnə(r)


    Inter: en-adj » -

  • Of, or pertaining to, the Moon; moonly.
    1. Crescent shaped, lunate.
    2. Of, or pertaining to, silver.


      Inter: trans-top » of, or pertaining to, the moon

  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|lunární, Inter: t+ » cs|měsíční
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|luna
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|lunaire
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|lunar
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|lunala
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|lunare

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|lunar|m|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|lunar|m, Inter: t- » ro|lunară|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|лунный|tr=lúnnyj|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|lunar|m|f
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|: lunar|sc=ur-Arab

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » crescent shaped, lunate
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » of, or pertaining to, silver
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » de: Mond-

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * lunacy
    • lunate
    • lunar caustic
    • lunar cycle
    • lunar distance
    • lunar module
    • lunar month
    • lunar node
    • lunar observation
    • lunar orbit
    • lunar year


      * ulnar
    • urnal



    From Inter: etyl » la|gl Inter: term » lunaris|lūnāris|lang=la.


    Inter: gl-adj » pl=lunares
  • lunar


    Inter: gl-noun » m|lunares

  • mole, birthmark

  • Category: Category:gl:Anatomy -



    From Inter: etyl » la|es Inter: term » lunaris|lūnāris|lang=la.


    Inter: es-adj » pl=lunares
  • lunar


    Inter: es-noun » m|pl=lunares

  • mole, birthmark

    Related terms

    * luna

  • Category: Category:es:Anatomy -
    Category: ast:lunar -
    Translation: cs » lunar
    Translation: de » lunar
    Translation: et » lunar
    Translation: el » lunar
    Translation: es » lunar
    Translation: fa » lunar
    Translation: fr » lunar
    Translation: ko » lunar
    Translation: io » lunar
    Translation: id » lunar
    Translation: kn » lunar
    Translation: la » lunar
    Translation: hu » lunar
    Translation: ml » lunar
    Translation: my » lunar
    Translation: ja » lunar
    Translation: pl » lunar
    Translation: pt » lunar
    Translation: ro » lunar
    Translation: ru » lunar
    Category: simple:lunar -
    Translation: fi » lunar
    Translation: sv » lunar
    Translation: ta » lunar
    Translation: te » lunar
    Translation: vi » lunar
    Translation: zh » lunar