Synonyms of moon in English:



  • satellite
  • verb

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  • 1 stop mooning about and get on with some work
    waste time, fiddle, loaf, idle, mope, drift, stooge around
    British informal mooch
    North American informal lollygag, bat
  • 2 he's mooning over her photograph as if he was a schoolboy
    mope, pine, languish, brood, daydream, fantasize, be in a reverie, be in a brown study
  • Phrases

    many moons ago

    informal a long time agoages agoyears agoBritish informaldonkey's years agoyonks agoSouth Africanbefore the rinderpest

    once in a blue moon

    informal hardly everalmost neverscarcely everrarelyvery seldom

    over the moon

    informal Eve was over the moon when I broke the newsecstaticeuphoricthrilledoverjoyedelateddelightedon cloud nine/sevenwalking/treading on airin seventh heavenjubilantrapturousbeside oneself with joyjumping for joyexultanttransporteddeliriousenrapturedblissfulin rapturesas pleased as Punchcock-a-hoopas happy as a sandboyas happy as Larrylike a child with a new toy informalon top of the worldon a hightickled pinkNorthern English informalmade upNorth American informalas happy as a clamAustralian informalwrapped

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    lunar relating to the moon
    selenology scientific study of the moon

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