What does moonlight mean?

Definitions for moonlight
ˈmunˌlaɪtmoon·light

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. moonlight, moonshine, Moonverb

    the light of the Moon

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

  2. moonlightverb

    work a second job, usually after hours

    "The law student is moonlighting as a taxi driver"

GCIDE

  1. Moonlightverb

    To work at a second job in addition to one's main occupation; -- often done at night, hence the word.

Wiktionary

  1. moonlightnoun

    The light reflected from the moon.

  2. moonlightnoun

    Illuminated by the light from the moon.

  3. moonlightverb

    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).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Moonlightadjective

    Illuminated by the moon.

    If you will patiently dance in our round,
    And see our moonlight revels, go with us. William Shakespeare.

    What beck’ning ghost along the moonlight shade
    Invites my steps, and points to yonder glade? Alexander Pope.

  2. Moonlightnoun

    The light afforded by the moon.

    Etymology: moon and light.

    Their bishop and his clergy, being departed from them by moonlight, to choose in his room any other bishop, had been altogether impossible. Richard Hooker.

    Thou hast by moonlight at her window sung,
    With feigning voice, verses of feigning love. William Shakespeare.

Wikipedia

  1. Moonlight

    Moonlight consists of mostly sunlight (with little earthlight) reflected from the parts of the Moon's surface where the Sun's light strikes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moonlightnoun

    the light of the moon

  2. Moonlightadjective

    occurring during or by moonlight; characterized by moonlight

Freebase

  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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moonlight in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moonlight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of moonlight in a Sentence

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    There is a moonlight note in the Moonlight Sonata; there is a thunder note in an angry sky.

  2. Darren Huston:

    Reality is just a slap on the face dancing in the moonlight.

  3. Emma Stone:

    It's rampant in Hollywood and it's definitely been that way for a long time, both culturally and in movies, when I did 'Magic In the Moonlight,' Colin Firth and I talked about the gap which was huge, absolutely, because he was born the same year as my dad.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    Dreamers can find their way by moonlight and their only punishment is that they see the dawn before the rest of the world.

  5. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

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