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  1. moon
    IPA[mo͞on]
  2. noun

    • 1. the natural satellite of the earth, visible (chiefly at night) by reflected light from the sun:

      there was no moon, but a sky sparkling with brilliant stars the first man on the moon
    • 2. a natural satellite of any planet:

      Titan, Saturn's largest moon
    • 3. a month:

      many moons had passed since he brought a prospective investor home
    • 4. anything that one could desire:

      you must know he'd give any of us the moon

    verb

    • 1. behave or move in a listless and aimless manner:

      lying in bed eating candy, mooning around
      Synonym : waste time, fiddle, loaf, idle, mope, drift, stooge around, mooch, lollygag, bat
    • 2. act in a dreamily infatuated manner:

      Timothy's mooning over her like a schoolboy
      Synonym : mope, pine, languish, brood, daydream, fantasize, be in a reverie, be in a brown study
    • 3. expose one's buttocks to (someone) in order to insult or amuse them:

      Dan had whipped around, bent over, and mooned the crowd
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: moon, 3rd person present: moons, gerund or present participle: mooning, past tense: mooned, past participle: mooned

    • noun

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

      a natural satellite of any planet:

    • verb

      behave or move in a listless and aimless manner:

      act in a dreamily infatuated manner:

    • noun

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

      the time when a half-moon occurs:

    • noun

      a phenomenon whereby the moon appears bluish owing to smoke or dust particles in the atmosphere:

      a second full moon in a calendar month:

    • noun

      the phase of the moon in which its whole disk is illuminated:

      the time when the moon's whole disk is illuminated:

    • adjective

      crescent-shaped:

      round:

    • noun

      the phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun and invisible from earth, or shortly thereafter when it appears as a slender crescent:

      the time when the new moon occurs.

    • noun

      a paraselene.
    • noun

      the moon in its last quarter, before the new moon.
    • noun

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