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po·lar

 (pō′lər)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to a pole.
b. Measured from or referred to a pole: polar distance; polar diameter.
2. Relating to, connected with, or located near the North Pole or South Pole.
3.
a. Passing over a planet's north and south poles: a polar orbit.
b. Traveling in an orbit that passes over a planet's north and south poles.
4. Serving as a guide, as a polestar or a pole of the earth.
5. Occupying or characterized by opposite extremes: "In creative territory [they] make a strange yet ineluctable couple, more complementary, even polar, than twin-like" (Josh Rubins).
6. Central or pivotal.
7.
a. Chemistry Relating to or characterized by a dipole: a polar molecule.
b. Ionizing when dissolved or fused: polar bonds or linkages.

polar

(ˈpəʊlə)
adj
1. (Physical Geography) situated at or near, coming from, or relating to either of the earth's poles or the area inside the Arctic or Antarctic Circles: polar regions.
2. (General Physics) having or relating to a pole or poles
3. pivotal or guiding in the manner of the Pole Star
4. directly opposite, as in tendency or character
5. (Chemistry) chem
a. 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 moment: water has polar molecules.
b. (of a crystal or substance) being or having a crystal that is bound by ionic bonds: sodium chloride forms polar crystals.

po•lar

(ˈpoʊ lər)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the North or South Pole.
2. of or pertaining to any pole, as of a sphere, a magnet, or an electric cell.
3. opposite in character or action.
4. capable of ionizing, as NaCl, HCl, or NaOH; electrolytic.
5. central; pivotal.
6. analogous to the polestar as a guide; guiding: a polar precept.
[1545–55; < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.polar - having a pair of equal and opposite charges
charged - of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge; "charged particles"; "a charged battery"
2.polar - characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed; "in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions"
different - unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"
3.polar - located at or near or coming from the earth's poles; "polar diameter"; "polar zone"; "a polar air mass"; "Antarctica is the only polar continent"
4.polar - of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles; "polar regions"
equatorial - of or existing at or near the geographic equator; "equatorial Africa"
5.polar - extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"
cold - having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer"
6.polar - being of crucial importance; "a pivotal event"; "Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger; "the polar events of this study"; "a polar principal"
crucial, important - of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"

polar

adjective
1. freezing, frozen, extreme, furthest, cold, terminal, Arctic, icy, Antarctic, glacial the rigours of life in the polar regions
2. opposite, opposed, contrary, contradictory, antagonistic, antithetical, diametric, antipodal economists at polar ends of the politico-economic spectrum opposite

polar

adjective
Translations
قُطْبيقُطْبِيّ
polární
polar-
napaseudunpolaarinen
polarni
sarki
heimskauts-, pól-
極地の
극의
polárny
polaren
pol-
เกี่ยวกับขั้วโลก
kutba aitkutup
ở địa cực

polar

[ˈpəʊləʳ]
A. ADJ (Elec, Geog) → polar
B. CPD polar bear Noso m polar
polar (ice) cap Ncasquete m polar
Polar Circle NCírculo m Polar

polar

[ˈpəʊlər] adj [region, ice-cap, exploration] → polairepolar bear nours m polaire

polar

adj
Polar-, polar; polar expeditionPolarexpedition f
(= opposite)polar

polar

[ˈpəʊləʳ] adj (Elec, Geog) → polare

pole1

(pəul) noun
1. the north or south end of the Earth's axis. the North/South Pole.
2. the points in the heavens opposite the Earth's North and South Poles, around which stars seem to turn.
3. either of the opposite ends of a magnet. The opposite poles of magnets attract each other.
4. either of the opposite terminals of an electric battery. the positive/negative pole.
ˈpolar adjective
of the earth's North or South Pole or the region around it. the polar ice-cap; the polar region.
polar bear
a type of bear found near the North Pole.
the ˈpole star noun
(also the Pole Star) the star that is in the sky over the North Pole.
be poles apart
to be as different or as far apart as possible.

polar

قُطْبِيّ polární polar- Polar- πολικός polar napaseudun polaire polarni polare 極地の 극의 polair pol- polarny polar полярный pol- เกี่ยวกับขั้วโลก kutup ở địa cực 两极的

po·lar

a. polar, rel. a un polo.
References in classic literature ?
The enterprise has failed--the Arctic expedition is lost and ice-locked in the Polar wastes.
In illustrating what, as I believe, actually took place during the Glacial period, I assumed that at its commencement the arctic productions were as uniform round the polar regions as they are at the present day.
KEESH lived long ago on the rim of the polar sea, was head man of his village through many and prosperous years, and died full of honors with his name on the lips of men.
And she would have been posted really as "overdue," or maybe as "missing," had she not been sighted in a snowstorm, vaguely, like a strange rolling island, by a whaler going north from her Polar cruising ground.
On the west, however, rise the Rocky Mountains, that immense range which, commencing at the Straights of Magellan, follows the western coast of Southern America under the name of the Andes or the Cordilleras, until it crosses the Isthmus of Panama, and runs up the whole of North America to the very borders of the Polar Sea.
His pure tight skin was an excellent fit; and closely wrapped up in it, and embalmed with inner health and strength, like a revivified Egyptian, this Starbuck seemed prepared to endure for long ages to come, and to endure always, as now; for be it Polar snow or torrid sun, like a patent chronometer, his interior vitality was warranted to do well in all climates.
But more surprising is it to know, as has been proved by experiment, that the blood of a Polar whale is warmer than that of a Borneo negro in summer.
Will they go from one planet to another, from Jupiter to Mercury, and after awhile from one star to another, from the Polar to Sirius?
Little by little, Ned Land acquired a taste for chatting, and I loved to hear the recital of his adventures in the polar seas.
He had traced through cold and heat, across the deeps of the oceans, with instruments of his own invention, over the inhospitable heart of the polar ice and the sterile visage of the deserts, league by league, patiently, unweariedly, remorselessly, from their ever-shifting cradle under the magnetic pole to their exalted death-bed in the utmost ether of the upper atmosphere each one of the Isoconical Tellurions Lavalle's Curves, as we call them today.
Nothing could be more weird than the appearance of these seemingly basaltic summits; they stood out in fantastic profile against the sombre sky, and the beholder might have fancied them to be the legendary ruins of some vast city of the middle ages, such as the icebergs of the polar seas sometimes mimic them in nights of gloom.
Mirth never reigned there; there was never even a little bear-ball, with the storm for music, while the polar bears went on their hindlegs and showed off their steps.