Definitions of moon

  1. To expose to the rays of the moon.
  2. To act if moonstruck; to wander or gaze about in an abstracted manner.
  3. To wander and look about in an absent- minded and listless manner.
  4. expose one's buttocks to; " moon the audience"
  5. the period between successive new moons ( 29. 531 days)
  6. any natural satellite of a planet; " Jupiter has sixteen moons"
  7. the natural satellite of the Earth; " the average distance to the moon is 384, 400 kilometers"; " men first stepped on the moon in 1969"
  8. 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"
  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. 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.
  15. The secondary planet or satellite which revolves round the earth: a satellite revolving about any other planet: a month: ( fort.) a moon- shaped outwork.
  16. Planet revolving about the earth; satellite.
  17. A satellite revolving about a planet, as the earth.
  18. A lunar month: 27 days, 8 hours.
  19. The satellite which revolves round the earth; the satellite of a planet; a month. Half- moon, an outwork resembling a crescent.
  20. The luminary of the night which revolves round the earth; the satellite of the earth; a month.
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