the natural satellite of the Earth
"the average distance to the Moon is 384,400 kilometers"; "men first stepped on the moon in 1969"
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"
lunar month, moon, lunation, synodic month(noun)
the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)
moonlight, moonshine, Moon(noun)
the light of the Moon
"moonlight is the smuggler's enemy"; "the Moon was bright enough to read by"
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)
any natural satellite of a planet
"Jupiter has sixteen moons"
have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake
"She looked out the window, daydreaming"
moon, moon around, moon on(verb)
be idle in a listless or dreamy way
expose one's buttocks to
"moon the audience"
To expose one's naked buttocks to (a person); -- a vulgar sign of contempt or disrespect, sometimes done as a prank.
The largest satellite of Earth.
Any natural satellite of a planet.
A month, particularly a lunar month.
To display oneu2019s buttocks to, typically as a jest, insult, or protest
(usually followed by over or after) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated with someone.
The Earth's moon; the sole natural satellite of the Earth, represented in astronomy and astrology by u263E.
The god of the Moon in Heathenry.
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
a secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any member of the solar system; as, the moons of Jupiter or Saturn
the time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in her orbit; a month
a crescentlike outwork. See Half-moon
to expose to the rays of the moon
to act if moonstruck; to wander or gaze about in an abstracted manner
Origin: [OE. mone, AS. mna; akin to D. maan, OS. & OHG. mno, G. mond, Icel. mni, Dan. maane, Sw. mne, Goth. mna, Lith. men, L. mensis month, Gr. mh`nh moon, mh`n month, Skr. ms moon, month; prob. from a root meaning to measure (cf. Skr. m to measure), from its serving to measure the time. 271. Cf. Mete to measure, Menses, Monday, Month.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mōōn, n. the secondary planet or satellite which revolves round the earth monthly, shining with reflected light: a satellite revolving about any other planet; a month: anything in the shape of a moon or crescent: (fort.) a crescent-shaped outwork.—v.t. to adorn with moons or crescents.—v.i. to wander about or gaze vacantly at anything.—n. Moon′beam, a beam of light from the moon.—adj. Moon′-blind, dim-sighted, purblind.—ns. Moon′calf, a monster, a deformed creature: a dolt.—n.pl. Moon′-culminā′tions, times of culmination of the limb of the moon with certain neighbouring stars, formerly used in determining longitude.—adj. Mooned, of or like the moon: having the figure of the moon marked upon it.—ns. Moon′er, one who moons about; Moon′eye, a disease affecting horses' eyes: a name of several American fishes; Moon′face, a full, round face—a point of beauty in the East.—adj. Moon′faced.—ns. Moon′-fish, a name applied to various fishes; Moon′-flower, the ox-eye daisy; Moon′-glade, the track of moonlight on water.—adj. Moon′ish, like the moon: variable: inconstant.—n. Moon′-knife, a crescent-shaped knife used by leather-workers in shaving off the fleshy parts of skins.—adj. Moon′less, destitute of moonlight.—n. Moon′light, the light of the moon—sunlight reflected from the moon's surface.—adj. lighted by the moon: occurring during moonlight.—ns. Moon′lighter, one of a band of cowardly ruffians in Ireland who committed agrarian outrages by night about 1880: a moonshiner; Moon′lighting.—adjs. Moon′lit, lit or illumined by the moon; Moon′-loved, loved by the moon.—ns. Moon′-mad′ness, lunacy, supposed to be caused by sleeping in full moonlight; Moon′-rak′er, a silly person; Moon′-rak′ing, the following of crazy fancies; Moon′-sail, a small sail, sometimes carried above the sky-scraper; Moon′-set, the setting of the moon; Moon′shine, the shining of the moon: (fig.) show without reality: poached eggs with sauce: a month: (U.S.) smuggled spirits; Moon′shiner, a smuggler or illicit distiller of spirits.—adj. Moon′shiny, lighted by the moon: visionary, unreal.—n. Moon′-stone, a variety of feldspar presenting a pearly reflection from within.—adj. Moon′struck, affected by the moon, lunatic, crazed.—n. Moon′wort, any fern of the genus Botrychium.—adj. Moon′y, relating to, or like, the moon or a crescent, bearing a crescent: round, as a shield: like moonlight, lighted by th
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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
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
The only lighting monopoly that never made money.
A type of celestial body that revolves around the earth in a natural cycle.
The moon has a distinct color and cycle and revolves in a repeated pattern and cycle around the earth.
A type of celestial body that revolves around a planet in a natural cycle.
Jupiter and Pluto both have a moon that revolves around their planet.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'moon' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3515
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'moon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2517
Rank popularity for the word 'moon' in Nouns Frequency: #1365
The numerical value of moon in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of moon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There are no flowers in the Moon; that's why the Moon is a boring place!
If there was a little shine of gold on the moon, the mankind would have been to the moon even in the 19th century!
If the moon's resources are going to be helpful, they are going to be helpful beyond the surface of the moon itself.
If you have a problem with the Moon in the sky and you are unhappy, change yourself, because the Moon won’t change!
The wisdom of the Moon is greater than the wisdom of the Earth, because the Moon sees the universe better than the Earth can see it!
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