from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Moonlight.
- n. Informal Foolish talk or thought; nonsense.
- n. Illegally distilled whiskey. Also called regionally white lightning.
- intransitive v. To distill and sell liquor illegally.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The light of the moon; moonlight.
- n. Illegally distilled liquor, so named because much of the manufacturing process often is conducted without artificial light at night when the moon is shining.
- n. nonsense
- n. A branch of pure mathematics relating the monster group to an invariant of elliptic functions; see monstrous moonshine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The light of the moon.
- n. Hence, show without substance or reality.
- n. A month.
- n. A preparation of eggs for food.
- n. Liquor smuggled or illicitly distilled, especially liquor distilled illegally in rural parts of the southern U. S.
- adj. Moonlight.
- adj. Empty; trivial; idle.
- adj. Designating, or pertaining to, illicit liquor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The shining or light of the moon.
- n. Figuratively (as light without heat), show without substance or reality: pretense; empty show; fiction: as, that's all moonshine.
- n. A month.
- n. A dish of poached eggs served with a sauce.
- n. Smuggled spirits: so called as being brought in or taken away at night.
- Illuminated by the moon.
- Empty; trivial.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash
- v. distill (alcohol) illegally; produce moonshine
- n. the light of the Moon
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