lunar

[ loo-ner ]
/ ˈlu nər /

adjective

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.

noun

a lunar observation taken for purposes of navigation or mapping.

Nearby words

  1. lumumba,
  2. lumumba, patrice emergy,
  3. luna,
  4. luna moth,
  5. lunacy,
  6. lunar caustic,
  7. lunar cycle,
  8. lunar day,
  9. lunar distance,
  10. lunar eclipse

Origin of lunar

First recorded in 1585–95, lunar is from the Latin word lūnāris of the moon. See Luna, -ar1

Related formsun·lu·nar, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for lunar

lunar

/ (ˈluːnə) /

adjective

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

C17: from Latin lūnāris, from lūna the moon

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Word Origin and History for lunar

lunar

adj.

"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.

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Medicine definitions for lunar

lunar

[ lōōnər ]

adj.

Relating to the moon or to a month.
Lunate.
Containing silver.

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Science definitions for lunar

lunar

[ lōōnər ]

Relating to the Moon.
Measured by the revolution of the Moon around the Earth.
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