AskDefine | Define solarium

Dictionary Definition

solarium n : a room enclosed largely with glass and affording exposure to the sun [syn: sun parlor, sun parlour, sun porch, sunroom, sun lounge] [also: solaria (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary

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English

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈsɒl.eə(ɹ).iː.ʌm/|/ˈsəl.eə(ɹ).iː.ʌm/; /"sQl.e@(r).i:.Vm/|/"s@l.e@(r).i:.Vm/

Noun

  1. A room, with many windows, exposed to the sun
  2. A room with sunbeds in it.
  3. An establishment where one can rent sunbeds.

Translations

establishment where one can rent sunbeds

Latin

solarium
  1. a sundial
  2. a terrace exposed to the sun

Extensive Definition

The word solarium (plural solariums or solaria) is Latin and from the Latin word sol, meaning sun, may connote a terrace or flat housetop. The Solarium Augusti, the largest sundial the world has known, was erected in Rome by Emperor Augustus, with an Egyptian obelisk as a gnomon.
In modern culture, solarium has several meanings:
solarium in Danish: Solarium

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

best room, drawing room, foreroom, front room, gallery, lanai, living room, parlor, patio, piazza, porch, salon, saloon, sitting room, sleeping porch, stoop, sun parlor, sun porch, sunroom, veranda
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