moon landing

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of moon landing

: an event in which people land a spacecraft on the moon
  • the first moon landing

Word by Word Definitions

moon play
  1. : the earth's natural satellite (see satellite 2a) that shines by the sun's reflected light, revolves about the earth from west to east in about 29¹/₂ days with reference to the sun or about 27¹/₃ days with reference to the stars, and has a diameter of 2160 miles (3475 kilometers), a mean distance from the earth of about 238,900 miles (384,400 kilometers), and a mass about one eightieth that of the earth

  2. : one complete moon cycle consisting of four phases (see 1phase 1)

  3. : satellite

  1. : to spend in idle reverie : dream

  2. : to expose one's naked buttocks to

  3. : to spend time in idle reverie : behave abstractedly

landing play
  1. : an act or process of one that lands

  2. : a place for discharging and taking on passengers and cargo

  3. : a level part of a staircase (as at the end of a flight of stairs)


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