Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb by extension To engage in an activity other than what one is known for.

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

  • verb work a second job, usually after hours
  • noun the light of the Moon

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

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  • 'Moon' itself is already such a beautiful & exquisite word in itself; add another delectable combination of letters--'light', which glides across the tongue and throat like the very substance it names--and it is pure ecstacy. There are few words that suggest more enchantment than 'moonlight', although it can be tremendously overused.

    December 28, 2006

  • Song played by ukulelists by Con Conrad.

    September 22, 2009

  • Moonlight blotched the forest floor, maternally soothed us when we moved through it. From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.

    March 18, 2012