solar

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See also: Solar, sólar, and sölar

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Middle English solar, from Latin sōlāris, from sōl(sun), from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥(sun).

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solar ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as, the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar influence.
  2. (astrology, obsolete) Born under the predominant influence of the sun.
    • Dryden
      and proud beside, as solar people are
  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.
    • Francis Bacon
      They denominate some herbs solar, and some lunar.
    • 2013 July 20, “Out of the gloom”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
      [Rural solar plant] schemes are of little help to industry or other heavy users of electricity. Nor is solar power yet as cheap as the grid. For all that, the rapid arrival of electric light to Indian villages is long overdue. When the national grid suffers its next huge outage, as it did in July 2012 when hundreds of millions were left in the dark, look for specks of light in the villages.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English solar, soler; from a conflation of Old English soler, solere(raised platform; loft, upper room, upper part of a house, soler), from Latin solarium; and Old English solor, salor(residence, dwelling; hall; palace), from Proto-Germanic *salaz, *salą(house, room, hall). More at sale.

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solar ‎(plural solars)

  1. (obsolete) A loft or upper chamber forming the private accommodation of the head of the household in a medieval hall; a garret room.
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solar m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural solars)

  1. solar

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Galician[edit]

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solar m, f (plural solares)

  1. solar

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sōlāris.

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solar ‎(not comparable)

  1. solar

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Latin sōlāris(solar), corresponding to sol +‎ -ar.

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solar m, f ‎(plural solares, comparable)

  1. (astronomy) solar (relating to the Sun)
  2. solar (relating to sunlight or solar energy)
  3. (figuratively) radiant (beaming with vivacity and happiness)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From solo(ground) +‎ -ar

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solar m (plural solares)

  1. mansion (large, luxurious house)
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Etymology 3[edit]

From solo(solo) +‎ -ar.

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solar ‎(first-person singular present indicative solo, past participle solado)

  1. (music, intransitive or transitive) to solo (to play a solo)
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Etymology 4[edit]

From sola(sole) +‎ -ar.

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solar ‎(first-person singular present indicative solo, past participle solado)

  1. (sports, transitive) to hit someone with the sole of the shoe
  2. (shoemaking, transitive) to sole (to put a sole on a shoe)
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solar m, n ‎(feminine singular solară, masculine plural solari, feminine and neuter plural solare)

  1. solar

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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sòlār m ‎(Cyrillic spelling со̀ла̄р)

  1. bullary worker

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From suelo(ground), from Latin solum.

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solar m ‎(plural solares)

  1. house (of a family), noble lineage
  2. (Cuba) tenement house
  3. ground, land

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solar ‎(first-person singular present suelo, first-person singular preterite solé, past participle solado)

  1. to pave
  2. to sole a shoe
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  • Rule: o becomes a ue in stressed syllables.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin sōlāris(solar).

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solar m, f ‎(plural solares)

  1. solar
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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

solar

  1. indefinite plural of sol

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solar

  1. present tense of sola.