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Definitions of moon

  1. have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake; " She looked out the window, daydreaming"
  2. the period between successive new moons ( 29. 531 days)
  3. any natural satellite of a planet; " Jupiter has sixteen moons"
  4. the natural satellite of the Earth; " the average distance to the moon is 384, 400 kilometers"; " men first stepped on the moon in 1969"
  5. 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"
  6. the light of the moon; " moonlight is the smuggler's enemy"; " the moon was bright enough to read by"
  7. expose one's buttocks to; " moon the audience"
  8. be idle in a listless or dreamy way
  9. 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)
  10. 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.
  11. A secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any member of the solar system; as, the moons of Jupiter or Saturn.
  12. The time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in her orbit; a month.
  13. A crescentlike outwork. See Half- moon.
  14. To expose to the rays of the moon.
  15. To act if moonstruck; to wander or gaze about in an abstracted manner.
  16. The natural satellite of the planet Earth. It includes the lunar cycles or phases, the lunar month, lunar landscapes, geography, and soil.
  17. The heavenly body that revolves round the earth; the heavenly body that revolves about any planet; a month; as, it is many moons since he went away.
  18. To wander and look about in an absent- minded and listless manner.
  19. The secondary planet or satellite which revolves round the earth: a satellite revolving about any other planet: a month: ( fort.) a moon- shaped outwork.
  20. Planet revolving about the earth; satellite.
  21. A satellite revolving about a planet, as the earth.
  22. A lunar month: 27 days, 8 hours.
  23. The satellite which revolves round the earth; the satellite of a planet; a month. Half- moon, an outwork resembling a crescent.
  24. The luminary of the night which revolves round the earth; the satellite of the earth; a month.
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Usage examples for moon

  1. And he was the moon – Laos Folk-Lore of Farther India by Katherine Neville Fleeson
  2. Only now, of all crazy- mad things, I'm a moon of this moon – Shipwreck in the Sky by Eando Binder
  3. You shall not leave us at the full of the second moon – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  4. It would be a pity to spoil the light of the moon – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  5. I have no more idea than the man in the moon where she is. – War-time Silhouettes by Stephen Hudson
  6. Are you wishing by the new moon Mr. Griggs? – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  7. What quarter of the moon has she cut out now? – The Noble Spanish Soldier by Thomas Dekker
  8. The Girl looked as she might have looked if he had asked her to go to the moon – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
  9. The moon isn't red, anyhow! – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards
  10. And still the days went on, and the new Moon never came. – More English Fairy Tales by Various
  11. The moon is rising. – Further Foolishness by Stephen Leacock
  12. The moon indeed was there. – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  13. We then lay down and took a good sleep and rest, waiting for the moon to set, which would be at three o'clock. – In and Out of Rebel Prisons by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
  14. I could watch the moon all night. – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  15. " The moon was full last night," answered the Princess. – The Sun's Babies by Edith Howes
  16. The Thing was the Half Moon Trust Company. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  17. It was fortunate for us that the moon shone brightly, for, even as it was, I was puzzled about the way. – A Grandmother's Recollections by Ella Rodman
  18. The moon was just rising as he returned to the hotel, but it was still early. – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  19. It's like summer out of doors, and there'll be a moon – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  20. It was pretty dark, but the moon would be up by and by. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
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