from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The natural satellite of Earth, visible by reflection of sunlight and having a slightly elliptical orbit, approximately 356,000 kilometers (221,600 miles) distant at perigee and 406,997 kilometers (252,950 miles) at apogee. Its mean diameter is 3,475 kilometers (2,160 miles), its mass approximately one eightieth that of Earth, and its average period of revolution around Earth 29 days 12 hours 44 minutes calculated with respect to the sun.
- n. A natural satellite revolving around a planet.
- n. The moon as it appears at a particular time in its cycle of phases: a gibbous moon.
- n. A month, especially a lunar month.
- n. A disk, globe, or crescent resembling the natural satellite of Earth.
- n. Moonlight.
- n. Something unreasonable or unattainable: They acted as if we were asking for the moon.
- n. Slang The bared buttocks.
- intransitive v. To wander about or pass time languidly and aimlessly.
- intransitive v. To yearn or pine as if infatuated.
- intransitive v. Slang To expose one's buttocks in public as a prank or disrespectful gesture.
- transitive v. Slang To expose one's buttocks to (others) as a prank or disrespectful gesture: "threatened to moon a passing . . . camera crew” ( Vanity Fair).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The largest satellite of Earth.
- n. Any natural satellite of a planet.
- n. A month, particularly a lunar month.
- v. To display one's buttocks to, typically as a jest, insult, or protest
- v. (usually followed by over or after) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated with someone.
- v. To spend time idly, absent-mindedly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The celestial orb which revolves round the earth; the satellite of the earth; a secondary planet, whose light, borrowed from the sun, is reflected to the earth, and serves to dispel the darkness of night. The diameter of the moon is 2,160 miles, its mean distance from the earth is 240,000 miles, and its mass is one eightieth that of the earth. See Lunar month, under month.
- n. A secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any member of the solar system.
- n. The time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in her orbit; a month.
- n. A crescentlike outwork. See Half-moon.
- n. The deliberately exposed naked buttocks.
- transitive v. To expose to the rays of the moon.
- transitive v. To expose one's naked buttocks to (a person); -- a vulgar sign of contempt or disrespect, sometimes done as a prank.
- intransitive v. To act if moonstruck; to wander or gaze about in an abstracted manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A heavenly body which revolves around the earth monthly, accompanying the earth as a satellite in its annual revolution, and shining by the sun's reflected light.
- n. A satellite of any planet: as, the moons of Jupiter; Uranian moons.
- n. The period of a synodical revolution of the moon round the earth; a month.
- n. Something in the shape of a moon, especially of a half-moon or crescent.
- n. In brickmaking, an implement of the nature of a slicebar, for slicing or loosening fires in the grates of brickkilns. It is somewhat longer than half the width of the kiln, and has a nearly circular blade perforated in the middle, which is shoved in on the top of the grate and under the fire, to clear out ashes and brighten up the fire.
- n. The golden-crested wren, Regulus cristatus. Also moonie, muin. See cut under goldcrest.
- n. The moon-daisy or moon-flower. Also moons
- To adorn with a moon or moons; furnish with crescents or moon-shaped marks.
- To expose to the rays of the moon.
- To wander or gaze idly or moodily about, as if moonstruck.
- n. An obsolete spelling of moan.
- n. Moonlight.
- In opposum-hunting, to locate (the hiding-place of the animal) by bringing the tree in which it is supposed to lurk into clear view between one's self and the moon.
- To shave (skins) with a moon or moon-knife. See mooning, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake
- v. be idle in a listless or dreamy way
- n. United States religious leader (born in Korea) who founded the Unification Church in 1954; was found guilty of conspiracy to evade taxes (born in 1920)
- n. the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)
- v. expose one's buttocks to
- n. any object resembling a moon
- n. any natural satellite of a planet
- n. the natural satellite of the Earth
- n. the light of the Moon
Middle English moone, from Old English mōna.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English mone, from Old English mōna ("moon"), from Proto-Germanic *mēnô (“moon”), from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (“moon, month”), from *mē-² (“to measure”). Cognate with Scots mone, mune ("moone"), North Frisian muun ("moon"), West Frisian moanne ("moon"), Dutch maan ("moon"), German Mond ("moon"), Swedish måne ("moon"), Icelandic máni ("moon"), Latin mēnsis ("month"). See also month, a related term within Indo-European. (Wiktionary)