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Moon

Moon

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noun


(1)   Any natural satellite of a planet
"Jupiter has sixteen moons"
(2)   The natural satellite of the Earth
"The average distance to the moon is 384,400 kilometers"
"Men first stepped on the moon in 1969"
(3)   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"
(4)   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)
(5)   The light of the moon
"Moonlight is the smuggler's enemy"
"The moon was bright enough to read by"
(6)   The period between successive new moons (29.531 days)

verb


(7)   Expose one's buttocks to
"Moon the audience"
(8)   Be idle in a listless or dreamy way
(9)   Have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake
"She looked out the window, daydreaming"
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Noun



  1. Any substantially sized natural satellite of a planet.
  2. A month, particularly a lunar month.
    Many moons ago...

Quotations

  • 1957, Ed Heruhy, “NEW MOON Reds Launch First Space Satellite”, International News, Universal
    Today a new moon is in the sky, a twenty-three-inch metal sphere placed in orbit by a Russian rocket.

Synonyms


Verb



  1. To display one’s buttocks to, in jest.
  2. (usually followed by over or about) To fuss over adoringly or with great affection.
    Sarah mooned over Sam’s photograph for months.