moon /ˈmun/ 名詞
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 Saturn.
3. The time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in her orbit; a month; as, it's been many moons since I last visited Washington.
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.
blue moon, see blue moon in the vocabulary.
many moons, a long time.
Moon, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mooned p. pr. & vb. n. Mooning.]
1. 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.
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. Kingsley.
n 1: the natural satellite of the Earth; "the average distance to
the moon is 384,400 kilometers"; "men first stepped on
the moon in 1969"
2: any object resembling a moon; "he made a moon lamp that he
used as a night light"; "the clock had a moon that showed
3: the period between successive new moons (29.531 days) [syn:
lunar month, lunation, synodic month]
4: the light of the moon; "moonlight is the smuggler's enemy";
"the moon was bright enough to read by" [syn: moonlight,
5: 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) [syn: Sun Myung
6: any natural satellite of a planet; "Jupiter has sixteen
v 1: have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake; "She looked
out the window, daydreaming" [syn: daydream]
2: be idle in a listless or dreamy way [syn: moon around, moon
3: expose one's buttocks to; "moon the audience"
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).