the moon

noun
variants: or the Moon
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the moon

: the large round object that circles the Earth and that shines at night by reflecting light from the sun

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


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