Definitions for moonlightˈmunˌlaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the light of the moon.

  2. (v.i.)to work at an additional job after one's regular, full-time employment, as at night.

Origin of moonlight:

1325–75; ME monelight


Princeton's WordNet

  1. moonlight, moonshine, Moon(verb)

    the light of the Moon

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

  2. moonlight(verb)

    work a second job, usually after hours

    "The law student is moonlighting as a taxi driver"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. moonlight(noun)ˈmunˌlaɪt

    light from the moon

    Moonlight shone through the gap in the curtains.


  1. moonlight(Noun)

    The light reflected from the moon.

  2. moonlight(Noun)

    Illuminated by the light from the moon.

  3. moonlight(Verb)

    To work at a secondary job, often in the evening or during the night. In American English, simply secondary employment, but in British English implying working secretly (i.e., not paying tax on the extra money earned).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moonlight(noun)

    the light of the moon

  2. Moonlight(adj)

    occurring during or by moonlight; characterized by moonlight


  1. Moonlight

    Moonlight is the light that reaches Earth from the Moon, consisting mostly of sunlight, with some starlight and earthlight reflected from those portions of its surface which the Sun's light strikes.

Translations for moonlight

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(made with the help of) the light reflected by the moon

The sea looked silver in the moonlight; a moonlight raid.

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