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LU'NAR,

N / A

Lu"nar
  1. Of or pertaining to the moon; as, lunar observations.
  2. A lunar distance.
  3. Resembling the moon; orbed.

    Dryden.
  4. The middle bone of the proximal series of the carpus; -- called also semilunar, and intermedium.
  5. Measured by the revolutions of the moon; as, a lunar month.
  6. Influenced by the moon, as in growth, character, or properties; as, lunar herbs.

    Bacon.

    Lunar caustic (Med. Chem.), silver nitrate prepared to be used as a cautery; -- so named because silver was called luna by the ancient alchemists. -- Lunar cycle. Same as Metonic cycle. See under Cycle. -- Lunar distance, the angular distance of the moon from the sun, a star, or a planet, employed for determining longitude by the lunar method. - - Lunar method, the method of finding a ship's longitude by comparing the local time of taking (by means of a sextant or circle) a given lunar distance, with the Greenwich time corresponding to the same distance as ascertained from a nautical almanac, the difference of these times being the longitude. -- Lunar month. See Month. -- Lunar observation, an observation of a lunar distance by means of a sextant or circle, with the altitudes of the bodies, and the time, for the purpose of computing the longitude. -- Lunar tables. (a) (Astron.) Tables of the moon's motions, arranged for computing the moon's true place at any time past or future. (b) (Navigation) Tables for correcting an observed lunar distance on account of refraction and parallax. -- Lunar year, the period of twelve lunar months, or 354 days, 8 hours, 48 minutes, and 34.38 seconds.

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LU'NAR,

LUNA'RIAN, noun An inhabitant of the moon.

LU'NARY, noun Moonwort, a plant of the genus Lunaria.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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ENDORSE, ENDORSEMENT. [See Indorse, Indorsement.]

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