of or relating to the North or South Pole.
of or relating to the of any sphere, a magnet, an electric cell, etc.
opposite in character or action:
The two have personalities that are polar.
capable of ionizing, as NaCl, HCl, or NaOH; electrolytic; .
the polar provision of the treaty.
analogous to the polestar as a guide; guiding:
a polar precept.
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
having or relating to a pole or poles
pivotal or guiding in the manner of the Pole Star
directly opposite, as in tendency or character
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
(of a crystal or substance) being or having a crystal that is bound by ionic bonds: sodium 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.
polar po·lar (pō’lər)
Of or relating to a pole.
Having poles. Used of certain nerve cells having one or more processes.
Relating to a pole, such as the pole of a magnet or one of the electrodes of an electrolytic cell.
Relating to the North Pole or the South Pole of Earth, or analogous regions of another planet.
Relating to a molecule or substance that has polar bonds.
Polar Plasma Laboratory
of, relating to, or concerned with : political writers. of, relating to, or connected with a political party: a political campaign. exercising or seeking power in the governmental or public affairs of a state, municipality, etc.: a political machine; a political boss. of, relating to, or involving the state or its government: a political offense. […]
the science or art of government. the practice or profession of conducting affairs. affairs: The advocated reforms have become embroiled in politics. methods or maneuvers: We could not approve of his politics in winning passage of the bill. principles or opinions: We avoided discussion of religion and politics. His politics are his own affair. use […]
regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general: a popular preacher. regarded with favor, approval, or affection by an acquaintance or acquaintances: He’s not very popular with me just now. of, relating to, or representing the people, especially the common people: popular discontent. of the people as a whole, especially of all citizens […]
Sometimes, porno [pawr-noh] /ˈpɔr noʊ/ (Show IPA). pornography; sexually explicit videos, photographs, writings, or the like, produced to elicit sexual arousal (often used attributively): arrested for selling porn; a porn star; porn films. television shows, articles, photographs, etc., thought to cater to an excessive, irresistible desire for or interest in something: a magazine filled with […]