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Meaning of MOON

Pronunciation:  moon

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any natural satellite of a planet; "Jupiter has sixteen moons"
  2. [n]  the natural satellite of the Earth; "the average distance to the moon is 384,400 kilometers"; "men first stepped on the moon in 1969"
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  the light of the moon; "moonlight is the smuggler's enemy"; "the moon was bright enough to read by"
  5. [n]  the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)
  6. [v]  expose one's buttocks to; "moon the audience"
  7. [v]  be idle in a listless or dreamy way
  8. [v]  have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake; "She looked out the window, daydreaming"

MOON is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: daydream, lunar month, lunation, moon around, moon on, moonlight, moonshine, synodic month
 See Also: display, exhibit, expose, idle, laze, light, lunar year, month, moonbeam, moonray, object, physical object, satellite, slug, stagnate, visible light, visible radiation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Moon\, n. [OE. mone, AS. m[=o]na; akin to D. maan, OS. &
    OHG. m[=a]no, G. mond, Icel. m[=a]ni, Dan. maane, Sw.
    m[*a]ne, Goth. m[=e]na, Lith. men?, L. mensis month, Gr. ?
    moon, ? month, Skr. m[=a]s moon, month; prob. from a root
    meaning to measure (cf. Skr. m[=a] to measure), from its
    serving to measure the time. [root]271. Cf. {Mete} to
    measure, {Menses}, {Monday}, {Month}.]
    1. The celestial orb which revolves round the earth; the
       satellite of the earth; a secondary planet, whose light,
       borrowed from the sun, is reflected to the earth, and
       serves to dispel the darkness of night. The diameter of
       the moon is 2,160 miles, its mean distance from the earth
       is 240,000 miles, and its mass is one eightieth that of
       the earth. See {Lunar month}, under {Month}.
             The crescent moon, the diadem of night. --Cowper.
    2. A secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any
       member of the solar system; as, the moons of Jupiter or
    3. The time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in
       her orbit; a month. --Shak.
    4. (Fort.) A crescentlike outwork. See {Half-moon}.
    {Moon blindness}.
       (a) (Far.) A kind of ophthalmia liable to recur at
           intervals of three or four weeks.
       (b) (Med.) Hemeralopia.
    {Moon dial}, a dial used to indicate time by moonlight.
    {Moon face}, a round face like a full moon.
    {Moon madness}, lunacy. [Poetic]
    {Moon month}, a lunar month.
    {Moon trefoil} (Bot.), a shrubby species of medic ({Medicago
       arborea}). See {Medic}.
    {Moon year}, a lunar year, consisting of lunar months, being
       sometimes twelve and sometimes thirteen.
  2. \Moon\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mooned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To expose to the rays of the moon.
          If they have it to be exceeding white indeed, they
          seethe it yet once more, after it hath been thus sunned
          and mooned.                              --Holland.
  3. \Moon\, v. i.
    To act if moonstruck; to wander or gaze about in an
    abstracted manner.
          Elsley was mooning down the river by himself. --C.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing the moon in your your dream, represents something hidden, mystery and the feminine aspect of your self. In particular, a full moon means completion, whereas a new moon symbolizes new beginnings. Dreaming that the moon in odd in any way means infidelity of your lover and disappointments in business. Seeing the eclipse of the moon in your dream means that your feminine side is being overshadowed. It also foretells of illness of someone near you. Seeing the crescent moon in your dream indicates cyclic changes, renewal, and movement. You are progressing smoothly toward your life path.
Easton Bible Dictionary

heb. yareah, from its paleness (Ezra 6:15), and lebanah, the "white" (Cant. 6:10; Isa. 24:23), was appointed by the Creator to be with the sun "for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years" (Gen. 1:14-16). A lunation was among the Jews the period of a month, and several of their festivals were held on the day of the new moon. It is frequently referred to along with the sun (Josh. 10:12; Ps. 72:5, 7, 17; 89:36, 37; Eccl. 12:2; Isa. 24:23, etc.), and also by itself (Ps. 8:3; 121:6).

The great brilliance of the moon in Eastern countries led to its being early an object of idolatrous worship (Deut. 4:19; 17:3; Job 31:26), a form of idolatry against which the Jews were warned (Deut. 4:19; 17:3). They, however, fell into this idolatry, and offered incense (2 Kings 23:5; Jer. 8:2), and also cakes of honey, to the moon (Jer. 7:18; 44:17-19, 25).

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