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moon British & World English

The natural satellite of the earth, visible (chiefly at night) by reflected light from the sun

moon English Thesaurus

stop mooning about and get on with some work

the moon in moon British & World English

The natural satellite of the earth, visible (chiefly at night) by reflected light from the sun

Moon, Sun Myung British & World English

(1920–2012), Korean industrialist and religious leader. In 1954 he founded the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, which became known as the Unification Church

promise the earth British & World English

Make extravagant promises to someone that are unlikely to be fulfilled

Moon in Moonie British & World English

A member of the Unification Church

full moon British & World English

The phase of the moon in which its whole disc is illuminated

half-moon British & World English

The phase of the moon when only half its illuminated surface is visible from the earth; the first or last quarter

moon boot British & World English

A warm, thickly padded boot with an outer surface of fabric or plastic

moon cake British & World English

A round cake eaten during the Chinese Moon Festival

moon-eye British & World English

A herring-like freshwater fish with large eyes, which lives in the south of the Great Lakes region of North America

moon gate British & World English

(In China) a circular opening forming a gateway in a wall

moon moth British & World English

A large pale green silk moth with transparent eyespots on each wing and long tail-like projections on the hindwings

moon pool British & World English

A shaft through the bottom of a drilling ship, oil rig, etc. for lowering and raising equipment into or from the water

moon roof British & World English

Another term for sunroof.

moon shot British & World English

The launching of a spacecraft to the moon

new moon British & World English

The phase of the moon when it first appears as a slender crescent, shortly after its conjunction with the sun

old moon British & World English

The phase of the moon in its last quarter, before the new moon

moon buggy British & World English

Informal term for lunar roving vehicle.

moon child British & World English

A person born under the astrological sign of Cancer

moon daisy British & World English

Another term for ox-eye daisy.

moon-faced British & World English

Having a round face

moon shell British & World English

A marine mollusc with a shiny, almost spherical, shell and a large foot

harvest moon British & World English

The full moon that is seen nearest to the time of the autumn equinox

hunter's moon British & World English

The first full moon after a harvest moon

Moon Festival British & World English

A Chinese festival held in the middle of the autumn

Ban Ki-moon British & World English

(B.1944), South Korean diplomat, Secretary General of the United Nations since 2007

moon blindness British & World English

(In horses) a recurrent inflammatory disease of the eyes, causing intermittent blindness

over the moon British & World English

Extremely happy; delighted

cry for the moon British & World English

Ask for what is unattainable or impossible

the man in the moon British & World English

The imagined likeness of a face seen on the surface of a full moon

Heat-Moon, William Least British & World English

(1939-), US writer, of Osage ancestry; also known as William Trogdon. Notable works: Blue Highways (1982), PrairyErth (1991), River-Horse (1999), and Roads to Quoz (2008)

moonbat British & World English

A person with extreme left-wing political views

babymoon British & World English

A relaxing or romantic holiday taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born

minimoon British & World English

A short break spent together by a newly married couple, typically in advance of a longer holiday to be taken at a later date

moonsuit British & World English

A protective coverall garment suitable for space travel

moon suit in moonsuit British & World English

A protective coverall garment suitable for space travel

over the moon in moon British & World English

Extremely happy; delighted

moon snail in moon shell British & World English

A marine mollusc with a shiny, almost spherical, shell and a large foot

moonstruck British & World English

Unable to think or act normally, especially as a result of being in love

supermoon British & World English

The phenomenon whereby the moon appears particularly large in the sky owing to the coincidence of its closest approach to the earth (the perigee) with a full (or new) moon

shepherd satellite British & World English

A small moon orbiting close to a planetary ring, especially of Saturn, and whose gravitational field confines the ring within a narrow band

shepherd moon in shepherd satellite British & World English

A small moon orbiting close to a planetary ring, especially of Saturn, and whose gravitational field confines the ring within a narrow band


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