- of or relating to the moon: the lunar orbit.
- measured by the moon's revolutions: a lunar month.
- resembling the moon; round or crescent-shaped.
- of or relating to silver.
- a lunar observation taken for purposes of navigation or mapping.
Origin of lunar
Examples from the Web for lunar
Contemporary Examples of lunar
Tao Lin charts the path of lunar hamsters in search of some decent wifi sometime in the year 2027.Crazy Cartography: Artists and Writers Conjure a Slew of Imaginative Maps
April 13, 2014
Chan was not among the Chinese authors whose opinion on the lunar landing Xinhua reporters sought.The Year in Chinese Science—And Science Fiction
Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
December 29, 2013
Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar, so it moves back about 10 days each year.First Friday of Ramadan For Palestinians
July 12, 2013
The number of lunar cycles does not correspond easily to the number of seasonal ones.How Long Is a Year? Is the Earth Slowing Down? And Other Questions About Time
January 6, 2013
She just wanted “the bird,” the rocket, to fly, and for Neil to get a chance to plant his moon boot on the lunar surface.Moon Men: The Private Lives of Neil Armstrong and Pals in “Togethersville”
September 1, 2012
Historical Examples of lunar
No word was ever received from Lunar, though it was known that she landed on the Moon!
Was Lunar very beautiful, and just a bit unearthly in appearance?
Mix two drams of the tincture of galls with one dram of lunar caustic, and for marking of linen, use it with a pen as common ink.
They were able to work in metals and to seal the mouth of this lunar tomb.The Finding of Haldgren
Charles Willard Diffin
But how, in all this Lunar desolation, could we hope to locate them?
- of or relating to the moon
- occurring on, used on, or designed to land on the surface of the moonlunar module
- relating to, caused by, or measured by the position or orbital motion of the moon
- of or containing silver
Word Origin for lunar
Word Origin and History for lunar
"crescent-shaped," early 15c.; "pertaining to the moon," 1620s, from Old French lunaire (15c.), from Latin lunaris "of the moon," from luna "moon," (with capital L- "moon goddess"); see Luna.
- Relating to the moon or to a month.
- Containing silver.
- Relating to the Moon.
- Measured by the revolution of the Moon around the Earth.