1. [ noun ] (astronomy) the natural satellite of the Earth

"the average distance to the moon is 384,400 kilometers" "men first stepped on the moon in 1969"

Related terms: satellite
2. [ noun ] any object resembling a moon

"he made a moon lamp that he used as a night light" "the clock had a moon that showed various phases"

Related terms: object
3. [ verb ] have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake
Synonyms: daydream

"She looked out the window, daydreaming"

Related terms: idle reverie
4. [ noun ] the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)
Synonyms: lunation synodic_month lunar_month
Related terms: month lunar_year
5. [ noun ] (physics) the light of the moon
Synonyms: moonlight moonshine

"moonlight is the smuggler's enemy" "the moon was bright enough to read by"

Related terms: light moonbeam
6. [ verb ] be idle in a listless or dreamy way
Synonyms: moon_on moon_around
Related terms: idle
7. [ verb ] expose one's buttocks to

"moon the audience"

Related terms: expose
8. [ noun ] (religion) United States religious leader (born in Korea) who founded the Unification Church in 1954; was found guilty of conspiracy to evade taxes (born in 1920)
Synonyms: sun_myung_moon
Related terms: religious_leader
9. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 3863
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 756
11. [ noun ] (astronomy) any natural satellite of a planet

"Jupiter has sixteen moons"

Related terms: satellite
Similar spelling:   moony