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MOON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Moon mean? 

MOON (noun)
  The noun MOON has 6 senses:

1. the natural satellite of the Earth
2. any object resembling a moon
3. the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)
4. the light of the moon
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)
6. any natural satellite of a planet

  Familiarity information: MOON used as a noun is common.


MOON (verb)
  The verb MOON has 3 senses:

1. have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake
2. be idle in a listless or dreamy way
3. expose one's buttocks to

  Familiarity information: MOON used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOON (noun)


Sense 1Moon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The natural satellite of the Earth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context examples:

the average distance to the moon is 384,400 kilometers / men first stepped on the moon in 1969

Instance hypernyms:

satellite (any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star)


Sense 2moon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any object resembling a moon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context examples:

he made a moon lamp that he used as a night light / the clock had a moon that showed various phases

Hypernyms ("moon" is a kind of...):

object; physical object (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow)


Sense 3moon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The period between successive new moons (29.531 days)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

synodic month; lunation; lunar month; moon

Hypernyms ("moon" is a kind of...):

month (a time unit of approximately 30 days)

Holonyms ("moon" is a part of...):

lunar year (a period of 12 lunar months)


Sense 4moon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The light of the moon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

moonlight; moonshine; moon

Context examples:

moonlight is the smuggler's enemy / the moon was bright enough to read by

Hypernyms ("moon" is a kind of...):

light; visible light; visible radiation ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation)

Meronyms (parts of "moon"):

moon ray; moon-ray; moonbeam (a ray of moonlight)


Sense 5Moon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Sun Myung Moon; Moon

Instance hypernyms:

religious leader (leader of a religious order)


Sense 6moon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any natural satellite of a planet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context example:

Jupiter has sixteen moons

Hypernyms ("moon" is a kind of...):

satellite (any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star)

Instance hyponyms:

Triton (the largest moon of Neptune)


MOON (verb)


Sense 1moon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

moon; daydream

Context example:

She looked out the window, daydreaming

Hypernyms (to "moon" is one way to...):

idle; laze; slug; stagnate (be idle; exist in a changeless situation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue moon over the results of the experiment


Sense 2moon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be idle in a listless or dreamy way

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

moon around; moon on; moon

Hypernyms (to "moon" is one way to...):

idle; laze; slug; stagnate (be idle; exist in a changeless situation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3moon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expose one's buttocks to

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

moon the audience

Hypernyms (to "moon" is one way to...):

display; exhibit; expose (to show, make visible or apparent)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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