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 for Lunar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lunar \Lu"nar\ (l[=u]"n[~e]r), a. [L. lunaris, fr. luna the
     moon. See Luna, and cf. Lunary.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the moon; as, lunar observations.
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     2. Resembling the moon; orbed. --Dryden.
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     3. Measured by the revolutions of the moon; as, a lunar
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     4. Influenced by the moon, as in growth, character, or
        properties; as, lunar herbs. --Bacon.
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     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
     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
     Lunar tables.
        (a) (Astron.) Tables of the moon's motions, arranged for
            computing the moon's true place at any time past or
        (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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lunar \Lu"nar\, n.
     1. (Astron.) A lunar distance.
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     2. (Anat.) The middle bone of the proximal series of the
        carpus; -- called also semilunar, and intermedium.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to or associated with the moon; "lunar
             surface"; "lunar module"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "lunar":
     Cynthian, S-shaped, anagalactic, asteroidal, astral, astrologic,
     astrologistic, astrologous, astronomic, astrophysical, bicorn,
     celestial, circumplanetary, cislunar, corniform, crescent,
     crescent-shaped, crescentic, crescentiform, crescentlike, empyreal,
     empyrean, equinoctial, extragalactic, falcate, falciform, galactic,
     heavenly, heliacal, horn-shaped, horned, intercosmic,
     interplanetary, intersidereal, interstellar, lunary, lunate,
     luniform, lunular, lunulate, menisciform, meniscoid, meteoric,
     meteoritic, moon-shaped, moonlike, nebular, nebulose, nebulous,
     planetal, planetarian, planetary, planetesimal, semicircular,
     semilunar, sickle-like, sickle-shaped, sidereal, sigmoid, solar,
     sphery, star-spangled, star-studded, starry, stellar, stellary,
     terrestrial, two-horned, uranic, zodiacal

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LUNAR. That which belongs to the moon; relating to the moon as a lunar 
  month. See Month. 

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