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Princeton's WordNet

  1. moonlight, moonshine, Moon(noun)

    the light of the Moon

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

  2. moonshine, bootleg, corn liquor(verb)

    whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash

  3. moonshine(verb)

    distill (alcohol) illegally; produce moonshine


  1. moonshine(Noun)

    The light of the moon; moonlight.

  2. moonshine(Noun)

    Illegally distilled liquor, so named because much of the manufacturing process often is conducted without artificial light at night when the moon is shining.

    They watered down the moonshine.

  3. moonshine(Noun)


    He was talking moonshine.

  4. moonshine(Noun)

    A branch of pure mathematics relating the monster group to an invariant of elliptic functions; see .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moonshine(noun)

    the light of the moon

  2. Moonshine(noun)

    hence, show without substance or reality

  3. Moonshine(noun)

    a month

  4. Moonshine(noun)

    a preparation of eggs for food

  5. Moonshine(adj)



  1. Moonshine

    Moonshine, white lightning, mountain dew, hooch, or Tennessee white whiskey is a high-proof distilled spirit, generally produced illicitly. The word is believed to derive from the term "moonrakers" used for early English smugglers and the clandestine nature of the operations of illegal Appalachian distillers who produced and distributed whiskey.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. moonshine

    Illicit hollands, schiedam, and indeed smuggling in general; excused as a matter of moonshine. A mere nothing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moonshine in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moonshine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of moonshine in a Sentence

  1. Pat Dillingham:

    It was our deep love for Southern culture that was the inspiration for American Born Moonshine.

  2. H.L. Mencken:

    We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.

  3. Henry Louis Mencken:

    We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.

  4. Pat Dillingham:

    We are most proud to run into a country bar in the rural South and see our product is the only moonshine on the shelf. We’re honored when see that.

  5. Sir Walter Scott:

    We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider everything as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.

Images & Illustrations of moonshine

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