American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A crescent-shaped portion of a plane or sphere bounded by two arcs of circles.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Anything in the shape of a crescent or half-moon.
- n. In geometry, a figure formed on a sphere or on a plane by two arcs of circles which inclose a space. Hippocrates, probably a contemporary of the celebrated physician of that name, squared those plane lunes (⟨
μηνίσκοι) which are contained by two arcs standing on the same chord, the central angles of the arcs being to one another as 1: 2 or 1:3 or 2:3.
- n. A fit of lunacy or madness; a mad freak or tantrum.
- n. A leash: as, the lune of a hawk.
- n. Another spelling of loon.
- n. A concave figure formed by the intersection of the arcs of two circles on a plane, or on a sphere the intersection between two great semicircles
- n. Anything crescent-shaped
- n. hawking A leash for a hawk
- n. obsolete A fit of lunacy or madness; a period of frenzy; a crazy or unreasonable freak
GNU Webster's 1913
- From Latin luna ("moon"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin lūna, moon. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“They'd memorized every type of being that made a planet what it was, just by piecing together Le'lune's stories of more developed planets, and by asking El during a talkative mood swing.”
“5.8 Lunes and Triangles Begin by reminding students that a lune is a crescent-shaped ﬁ gure”
“Woven through several two- to six-minute selections (ideal for downloading from iTunes, yet cherished by violin fans) is the theme of night in multiple manifestations: The title track, a song by Claude Debussy; "Nocturne," by the ill-fated Lili Boulanger, who died at the age of 24; moonlight (Debussy's beloved "Clair de lune"); and dreams (Gabriel Fauré's wistful "Après un rêve," which Ms. Jansen plays with tender yearning).”
“Le voyage dans la lune | Georges Méliès | 1902: clusterflock”
“See a picture of the dad, here, and read about the lune de miel that he offered our Braise ...”
“Face à ce paysage je suis face à l'Est; c'est donc l'occasion d'assister aux levers de soleil et aussi de pleine lune.”
“The French word for “honey” is definitely “le miel” and not “le vin”. ( 'honeymoon' is "lune de miel" ... not .... 'de vin'!)”
“Expressions: une lune de miel = a honeymoon des paroles de miel = honeyed words, sweet nothings doux comme le miel = sweet like honey faire son miel de quelque chose = to profit from something (an idea, information) lit: "to make one's honey from something" être tout sucre, tout miel = to be polite in an exaggerated or hypocritical way”
“A Chopin waltz, Clair de lune by Debussy, a lot of pieces.”
“Sixteen have been merited good enough to make it onto the publisher's website, from Nathalie Tavignot's Croissant de lune (Crescent Moon), in which a series of murders occur in a village whose inhabitants have just woken from a long sleep and remember nothing, to Ghislain Hammer's poetry collection Les colosses nus (The Naked Colossi).”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘lune’.
Its proximate cause is among the comments on aloot, but see also the open list Things That Get Way More Fun When You Add a "G" to Them.
Tales of the Dying Earth is a 2002 anthology volume featuring four novels by Jack Vance: The Dying Earth, The Eyes of the Overworld, Cugel's Saga and Rhialto the Marvellous.
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