Solstice Synonyms & Definitions
Synonyms are words that have the same or almost the same meaning and the definition is the detailed explanation of the word. This page will help you out finding the Definition & Synonyms of hundreds of words mentioned on this page. Check out the page and learn more about the English vocabulary.
• SolsticeDefinition & Meaning in English
- (v. i.) The time of the suns passing the solstices, or solstitial points, namely, about June 21 and December 21. See Illust. in Appendix.
- (v. i.) A stopping or standing still of the sun.
- (v. i.) The point in the ecliptic at which the sun is farthest from the equator, north or south, namely, the first point of the sign Cancer and the first point of the sign Capricorn, the former being the summer solstice, latter the winter solstice, in northern latitudes; -- so called because the sun then apparently stands still in its northward or southward motion.