new moon

noun

Definition of new moon

  1. 1 :  the moon's phase when it is in conjunction with the sun so that its dark side is toward the earth; also :  the thin crescent moon seen shortly after sunset for a few days after the actual occurrence of the new moon phase

  2. 2 :  the first day of each Jewish month marked by a special liturgy

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of new moon

before 12th century


NEW MOON Defined for English Language Learners

new moon

noun

Definition of new moon for English Language Learners

  • : the moon when it is completely dark


NEW MOON Defined for Kids

new moon

noun

Definition of new moon for Students

  1. 1 :  the moon's phase when its dark side is toward the earth

  2. 2 :  the thin curved outline of the moon seen shortly after sunset for a few days after the new moon



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