Definitions

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

  • n. A view or picture of the surface of the moon.
  • n. A desolate landscape.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A view of an area of the Moon
  • n. A desolate or devastated landscape

Etymologies

moon + (land)scape.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From moon +‎ -scape. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In fact, the landscape could better be described as a moonscape: the flat sand plain, the occasional meteorite crater, and of course the chain of mountains guarding the landward approach about a half mile inland.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • Rather than a lush green brush under a canopy of towering pines, McClanahan says much of the 5,900-acre park has become "moonscape" - in some spots, for as far as the eye can see.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • Rather than lush green brush under a canopy of pines, park superintendent Todd McClanahan says much of Bastrop is a charred "moonscape" - in some spots, as far as the eye can see.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Unfortunately, past the chalet, the wind has come up and the final 6 kilometres over the moonscape is a vastly different challenge from our first ascent from Bedoin.

    PezCyclingNews.com

  • Brooks Porter said a beachhouse on Beach Drive, a road locals dubbed moonscape after the storm, simply was scrap and half of another eight-bedroom home on Thunder Road was found on the ground behind its pilings.

    The Facts: News

  • When we final left name-dropping suspicion football enthusiast Peter King, he was creation a foolish volume of money, resisting a temptation to have a doze celebration during assorted players houses, as well as marveling during barren moonscape which is Eastern Connecticut thru his Acela cabin window.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • He called it more like a "moonscape" than a functioning nation and likely more abused and long-suffering than any other.

    BBC: Imperial Tool

  • But those reading John Pilger's comments in his new book Freedom Next Time would be struck by his dismal description of the country post-2001 as looking more like a "moonscape" than a functioning country.

    Noam Chomsky and Gilbert Achcar's New Book - Perilous Power

  • Nauru used to be one of the righest nations in the world, until its lucrative phosphate mines dried up, leaving a "moonscape" behind.

    Boing Boing: February 16, 2003 - February 22, 2003 Archives

  • Peter King of Sports Illustrated labeled the snowy, unplowed "moonscape" a "debacle" in a Twitter message even before Friday's ice accident at the stadium.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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