Dictionary.com

extrasolar

[ ek-struh-soh-ler ]
/ ˌɛk strəˈsoʊ lər /
Save This Word!

adjective

outside, or originating outside, the sun or the solar system.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of extrasolar

First recorded in 1885–90; extra- + solar1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for extrasolar

  • If he was right and the Fuzzies were declared the 9th extrasolar sapient race, there went the Company, charter and all!

    Talents, Incorporated|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • “Which may be the ninth extrasolar sapient race,” Rainsford added.

    Little Fuzzy|Henry Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for extrasolar

extrasolar
/ (ˌɛkstrəˈsəʊlə) /

adjective

occurring or existing beyond the earth's solar system
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Book Your Online Tutor Now