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

  • n. The light reflected from the surface of the moon.
  • intransitive v. Informal To work at another job, often at night, in addition to one's full-time job.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To engage in an activity other than what one is known for.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The light of the moon.
  • intransitive v. to work at a second job in addition to one's main occupation; -- often done at night.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The light afforded by the moon; sunlight reflected from the surface of the moon.
  • Pertaining to moonlight; illuminated by the moon; occurring during or by moonlight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. work a second job, usually after hours
  • n. the light of the Moon


As a surname Monelight in 1337, as Mone lith about 1300. Compound of mone "moon" + lith "light". (Wiktionary)



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