- poland china,
- poland, invasion of,
- polar angle,
- polar axis,
- polar bear,
- polar body,
- polar bond
Origin of polar
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The weather, the conditions, you can imagine it—a polar bear in a desert, with a swimming pool 50 centimetres deep.
Shaked spoke in these generalities initially—referring to two sets of people, two polar opposites on a pendulum.Knesset Member Walks Back On Facebook Post Calling Palestinian Kids ‘Little Snakes’|Gideon Resnick|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sykes suspects that the hairs come from either an unrecognized bear species, or an unknown hybrid of polar bear and brown bear.
She would leave every day of shooting during the polar vortex just grinning from ear-to-ear.Lori Petty on ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ the Halcyon ‘90s, and Discovering Jennifer Lawrence|Marlow Stern|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The world of the military is to the writer admittedly “the polar opposite” of his own.
It is likewise provided with a graduated equatorial circle, with polar circles and those representing the tropics.Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I|Edward Luther Stevenson
So mounts of ice, that polar heavens invade, Tho piled unseen thro night's long wintry shade.The Columbiad|Joel Barlow
Both the polar and declination axes are carefully fitted to their bearings and carry finding circles.Astronomical Instruments and Accessories|Wm. Gaertner & Co.
As I have told you, the Polar Bear was getting ready to turn somersaults to amuse the other toys.The Story of a Plush Bear|Laura Lee Hope
Already in the Polar regions, some fine species of animals have disappeared.The Pros and Cons of Vivisection|Charles Richet
- Also: heteropolar(of a molecule or compound) being or having a molecule in which there is an uneven distribution of electrons and thus a permanent dipole momentwater has polar molecules
- (of a crystal or substance) being or having a crystal that is bound by ionic bondssodium chloride forms polar crystals
1550s, from Middle French polaire (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin polaris "of or pertaining to the poles," from Latin polus "an end of an axis" (see pole (n.2)). Meaning "directly opposite in character or tendency" is attested from 1832. Polar bear first recorded 1781.