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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 ?
Duncan had no other guide than a distant glimmering light, which served, however, the office of a polar star to the lover.
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.
The third showed the pinnacle of an iceberg piercing a polar winter sky: a muster of northern lights reared their dim lances, close serried, along the horizon.
Come, Steerforth, let's explore the polar regions, and have it over.
Down thither prone in flight He speeds, and through the vast Ethereal Skie Sailes between worlds & worlds, with steddie wing Now on the polar windes, then with quick Fann Winnows the buxom Air; till within soare Of Towring Eagles, to all the Fowles he seems A PHOENIX, gaz'd by all, as that sole Bird When to enshrine his reliques in the Sun's Bright Temple, to AEGYPTIAN THEB'S he flies.
He showed me also, in one of his books, the figures of the sun, moon, and stars, the zodiac, the tropics, and polar circles, together with the denominations of many plains and solids.
He told her that the date of the Polar expedition had been put forward and that he would leave France in three weeks, or a month at latest.
It was the curse of mankind that these incongruous faggots were thus bound together--that in the agonised womb of consciousness, these polar twins should be continuously struggling.
Little by little, Ned Land acquired a taste for chatting, and I loved to hear the recital of his adventures in the polar seas.
Medbourne was involved in a calculation of dollars and cents, with which was strangely intermingled a project for supplying the East Indies with ice, by harnessing a team of whales to the polar icebergs.
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.