Meaning of lunar in English:


Pronunciation /ˈluːnə/

Translate lunar into Spanish


  • Of, determined by, or resembling the moon.

    ‘a lunar eclipse’
    • ‘a lunar landscape’
    • ‘So even during total lunar eclipse, the lunar disk is not completely dark.’
    • ‘The first distinction, as we have already seen in Chapter 1, is between lunar and solar eclipses.’
    • ‘It is certainly wild, even deserted in most places, but the stark lunar landscape is only part of a rich and varied wilderness.’
    • ‘The Moon has no atmosphere, so a lunar base must be airtight and provide breathable air.’
    • ‘Samples of moon rock and lunar dust landed at a Silsden primary school last week.’
    • ‘Mountains of rubbish are piled up to form a landscape that is almost lunar in its desolation.’
    • ‘As the lunar disk cleared the horizon, it appeared that a chunk had been taken out of its bottom.’
    • ‘The early Apollo missions focused on learning how to work in the lunar environment.’
    • ‘Apollo was not followed by a lunar base, even though much remains to be explored on the Moon.’
    • ‘Water on the lunar surface would be very helpful in the creation of permanent bases on the Moon.’
    • ‘Soon your smooth pool bottom will be a lunar landscape of ridges and foot prints.’
    • ‘He did propose the setting up of an observatory to provide accurate lunar data in his attempts to convince the commissioners.’
    • ‘During the voyage he experimented with the lunar position method of determining longitude.’
    • ‘It is caused by the earth moving between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow over the lunar surface.’
    • ‘About a quarter of the lunar diameter was eclipsed, and re-emergence occurred about a quarter of an hour before sunrise.’
    • ‘The Kingdom of Nepal functions on two separate kinds of calendars - solar and lunar.’
    • ‘The two ships would dock in orbit, and propellants would transfer into the lunar craft.’
    • ‘The Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar and so varies from year to year.’
    • ‘He is honoured by having a large lunar crater named after him.’
    • ‘There was only so much our scientists could do with lunar rocks or soil samples.’
    bare, exposed, desolate, stark, arid, desert, denuded, lunar, open, empty, windswept


Late Middle English from Latin lunaris, from luna ‘moon’.