- a glass-enclosed room, porch, or the like, exposed to the sun's rays, as at a seaside hotel or for convalescents in a hospital.
Origin of solarium
Examples from the Web for solarium
She boasts 125 rooms, a heated indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath, and solarium, as well as a lounge and piano bar.Gal With a Suitcase
January 31, 2010
Night was moving above her through the dome of the solarium.
It was evening in the solarium on top of the General Medical building.
The solarium was the external terraced portico, and this still remains.Walks in Rome
Augustus J.C. Hare
Above all, in a literal and also commendatory sense of the word, was the solarium.Roman Women
Since he slept under the sky, his sleeping-room was also a solarium.She Buildeth Her House
- a room built largely of glass to afford exposure to the sun
- a bed equipped with ultraviolet lights used for acquiring an artificial suntan
- an establishment offering such facilities
Word Origin and History for solarium
1891, "part of a house arranged to receive the sun's rays," earlier "sundial" (1842), from Latin solarium "sundial," also "a flat housetop," literally "that which is exposed to the sun," from sol "sun" (see sol).