American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The phase of the moon occurring when it passes between the earth and the sun and is invisible or visible only as a narrow crescent at sunset.
- n. The crescent moon.
- n. The phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun.
- n. The moon when it is in conjunction with the sun.
- n. The phase of the moon when it is waxing.
- n. The moon when it is waxing.
- n. The day when the new moon is first seen or is expected to appear.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. The day when the new moon is first seen; the first day of the lunar month, which was a holy day among the Jews.
- n. the time at which the Moon appears as a narrow waxing crescent
“There is a new moon to-night," Miss March remarked, appositely and gravely.”
“Meantime John kept his boys as still as mice, in the broad window-seat, looking across the white snowy sheet, with black bushes peering out here and there, to the feathery beech-wood, over the tops of which the new moon was going down.”
“At first, evidence concerning the new moon was accepted from any and every body; since the Boethusians  turned to evil [this is explained in the Gemara], it was decided that only the testimony of persons who were known would be taken.”
“Nehoral accompanied a witness to give evidence concerning him at Usha "[at the time when the Sanhedrin had its seat in that city, and the new moon was proclaimed there].”
“Now, on this day, the new moon of the calendar part we know as September, when Alobar conducted his routine inspection, he looked into the mirror longer, more intently than usual.”
“Nothing has been more of a stumbling-block to translators than the fact that the Chinese year – which is strictly lunar, with and intercalary month added at certain intervals – begins a month later than ours; or, to be more exact, it is calculated from the first new moon after the sun enters Aquarius, which brings the New Year at varying times from the end of January to the middle of February.”
“Quoth one, “Indeed the sun hath risen in such a place and blazeth in the bazar,” and another, “The rising-place of the full moon is in such a quarter;” and a third, “The new moon of the Festival378 hath appeared to the creatures of Allah.””
“These Tuscaroras now arranged with all the other tribes that early on the morning before the new moon they should all with one accord, tomahawk and firebrand in hand, fall upon the Pale-faces and wipe them utterly from the face of the earth.”
“Wherefore he fell sick and abode on the palace-roof expecting her return and abstaining from meat and drink and sleep, and he ceased not to be so till the new moon showed, when behold, they again made their appearance according to custom and doffing their dresses went down into the basin.”
“The intercalary month was of the same length as the other months, running from new moon to new moon.”
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