from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The goddess of the moon.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The moon: personified as a Roman goddess, Luna, answering to the Greek goddess Selene.
  • noun An occasional form of crescent-headed arrow with the concave side outermost and sharpened.
  • noun In alchemy, silver.
  • noun The luna-moth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The moon.
  • noun (Alchemy) Silver.
  • noun (Old Chem.) horn silver, or fused silver chloride, a tough, brown, translucent mass; -- so called from its resemblance to horn.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a very large and beautiful American moth (Actias luna). Its wings are delicate light green, with a stripe of purple along the front edge of the anterior wings, the other margins being edged with pale yellow. Each wing has a lunate spot surrounded by rings of light yellow, blue, and black. The caterpillar commonly feeds on the hickory, sassafras, and maple.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun The name of Earth's moon.
  • proper noun Roman mythology goddess of the moon; equivalent of the Greek Selene. Sister of Aurora and Sol.
  • proper noun A female given name.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Roman mythology) the goddess of the Moon; counterpart of Greek Selene


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin Lūna, from lūna, moon; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin lūna.


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