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MOONSHINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does moonshine mean? 

MOONSHINE (noun)
  The noun MOONSHINE has 2 senses:

1. the light of the moon
2. whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash

  Familiarity information: MOONSHINE used as a noun is rare.


MOONSHINE (verb)
  The verb MOONSHINE has 1 sense:

1. distill (alcohol) illegally; produce moonshine

  Familiarity information: MOONSHINE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOONSHINE (noun)


Sense 1moonshine [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 ("moonshine" is a kind of...):

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

Meronyms (parts of "moonshine"):

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


Sense 2moonshine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

bootleg; corn liquor; moonshine

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

corn; corn whiskey; corn whisky (whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn)


MOONSHINE (verb)


Sense 1moonshine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Distill (alcohol) illegally; produce moonshine

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

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

distil; distill; extract (extract by the process of distillation)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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