Definitions for moonmun

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

moonmun(n.)

  1. the earth's natural satellite, orbiting the earth at a mean distance of 238,857 miles (384,393 km) and having a diameter of 2160 miles (3476 km).

    Category: Astronomy

  2. this body during a particular lunar month, or during a certain period of time, or at a certain point of time, regarded as a distinct object or entity.

    Category: Astronomy

  3. a lunar month, or, in general, a month.

  4. any planetary satellite:

    the moons of Jupiter.

    Category: Astronomy

  5. something shaped like an orb or a crescent.

  6. Ref: moonlight.

  7. (v.i.)to act or wander abstractedly, listlessly, or dreamily:

    to moon about all day.

  8. to sentimentalize or remember nostalgically.

  9. Slang. to expose one's buttocks suddenly and publicly as a prank or gesture of disrespect.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  10. (v.t.)to spend (time) idly:

    to moon the afternoon away.

Origin of moon:

bef. 900; ME mone, OE mōna; c. OFris mōna, OS, OHG māno, ON māni, Go mena; akin to L mēnsis month, Gk mḗnē moon, mēn month, Skt māsa moon, month

moon′less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Moon, moon(noun)

    the natural satellite of the Earth

    "the average distance to the Moon is 384,400 kilometers"; "men first stepped on the moon in 1969"

  2. moon(noun)

    any object resembling a moon

    "he made a moon lamp that he used as a night light"; "the clock had a moon that showed various phases"

  3. lunar month, moon, lunation, synodic month(noun)

    the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)

  4. moonlight, moonshine, Moon(noun)

    the light of the Moon

    "moonlight is the smuggler's enemy"; "the Moon was bright enough to read by"

  5. Moon, Sun Myung Moon(noun)

    United States religious leader (born in Korea) who founded the Unification Church in 1954; was found guilty of conspiracy to evade taxes (born in 1920)

  6. moon(verb)

    any natural satellite of a planet

    "Jupiter has sixteen moons"

  7. daydream, moon(verb)

    have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake

    "She looked out the window, daydreaming"

  8. moon, moon around, moon on(verb)

    be idle in a listless or dreamy way

  9. moon(verb)

    expose one's buttocks to

    "moon the audience"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. moon(noun)mun

    the bright sphere in the sky at night

    The moon shone brightly.

  2. moonmun

    a sphere that moves around another planet

    one of Saturn's moons

  3. moonmun

    very rarely

    These days he visits us once in a blue moon.

  4. moonmun

    extremely happy

    You must be over the moon about winning.

Wiktionary

  1. moon(Noun)

    The largest satellite of Earth.

  2. moon(Noun)

    Any natural satellite of a planet.

  3. moon(Noun)

    A month, particularly a lunar month.

  4. moon(Verb)

    To display oneu2019s buttocks to, typically as a jest, insult, or protest

  5. moon(Verb)

    (usually followed by over or after) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated with someone.

  6. Moon(ProperNoun)

    The Earth's moon; the sole natural satellite of the Earth, represented in astronomy and astrology by u263E.

  7. Moon(ProperNoun)

    The god of the Moon in Heathenry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moon(noun)

    the celestial orb which revolves round the earth; the satellite of the earth; a secondary planet, whose light, borrowed from the sun, is reflected to the earth, and serves to dispel the darkness of night. The diameter of the moon is 2,160 miles, its mean distance from the earth is 240,000 miles, and its mass is one eightieth that of the earth. See Lunar month, under Month

  2. Moon(noun)

    a secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any member of the solar system; as, the moons of Jupiter or Saturn

  3. Moon(noun)

    the time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in her orbit; a month

  4. Moon(noun)

    a crescentlike outwork. See Half-moon

  5. Moon(verb)

    to expose to the rays of the moon

  6. Moon(verb)

    to act if moonstruck; to wander or gaze about in an abstracted manner

Freebase

  1. Moon

    The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth, and the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System. It is the largest natural satellite of a planet in the Solar System relative to the size of its primary, having 27% the diameter and 60% the density of Earth, resulting in ¹⁄81 its mass. The Moon is the second densest satellite after Io, a satellite of Jupiter. The Moon is in synchronous rotation with Earth, always showing the same face with its near side marked by dark volcanic maria that fill between the bright ancient crustal highlands and the prominent impact craters. It is the brightest object in the sky after the Sun, although its surface is actually very dark, with a reflectance similar to that of coal. Its prominence in the sky and its regular cycle of phases have, since ancient times, made the Moon an important cultural influence on language, calendars, art and mythology. The Moon's gravitational influence produces the ocean tides and the minute lengthening of the day. The Moon's current orbital distance, about thirty times the diameter of the Earth, causes it to appear almost the same size in the sky as the Sun, allowing it to cover the Sun nearly precisely in total solar eclipses. This matching of apparent visual size is a coincidence. The Moon's linear distance from the Earth is currently increasing at a rate of 3.82±0.07cm per year, but this rate is not constant.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Moon

    the satellite of the earth, from which it is distant 238,800 m., and which revolves round it in 27-1/3 days, taking the same time to rotate on its own axis, so that it presents always the same side to us; is a dark body, and shines by reflection of the sun's light, its diameter 2165 m.; it has a rugged surface of mountains and valleys without verdure; has no water, no atmosphere, and consequently no life.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Moon

    The natural satellite of the planet Earth. It includes the lunar cycles or phases, the lunar month, lunar landscapes, geography, and soil.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. MOON

    The only lighting monopoly that never made money.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'moon' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3515

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'moon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2517

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'moon' in Nouns Frequency: #1365


Translations for moon

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

moon(noun)

the heavenly body that moves once round the earth in a month and reflects light from the sun

The moon was shining brightly; Spacemen landed on the moon.

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