American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The event or time of the appearance of the moon above the eastern horizon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The rising of the moon, or its appearance above the horizon.
- n. The time of day or night when the moon begins to rise over the horizon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The rising of the moon above the horizon; also, the time of its rising.
- moon + rise (Wiktionary)
“It was night, and she must have lain some time there all alone, for there was a silvery, misty something through the darkness, the white dawn of moonrise, which is not like the dawn of day, nor like the departing twilight.”
“Higgs told me," he said, "that he was to be thrown to the lions two hours after moonrise, which is within fifteen minutes or so.”
“Weird... on December 18 I was out in my front yard shooting moonrise pictures, an eerie red crescent moon was rising...”
“Keep reading for a moonrise video that shows the harvest moon rising above Washington.”
“The layer of haze, visible at the horizon, prevented the moon from being seen at the time of moonrise.”
“This photo was taken at 7: 38 p.m., 45 minutes after moonrise.”
“This photo was taken at 7: 18 p.m., 25 minutes after moonrise.”
“Instead, it just slowly appeared in the sky well above the horizon, about 20 minutes after moonrise.”
“There are few better places hereabouts to watch moonrise than Conanicut Island.”
“I wanted to stay and watch moonrise, as last night was the full moon, but it was still hours away and there were things to be done back at the house.”
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A cycle we should know by name
Words taken from Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow.
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