see also: Moon
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. (with "the", singulare tantum) Alternative letter-case form of Moon#English|Moon; the Earth's only permanent natural [[satellite]].

moon (plural moons)

  1. (colloquial, by extension of Moon) Any natural satellite of a planet.
    The stargazer observed the moons of Jupiter for over a year.
    That's no moon, you idiot... it's a space station!
  2. (literary) A month, particularly a [[lunar month]].
    • 2002, Russell Allen, "Incantations of the Apprentice", on Symphony X, The Odyssey.
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    They stayed with their aunt and uncle for many moons.
  3. A crescent-like [[outwork in a fortification]].
    The moons surrounding the city walls were built in the sixteenth century.
  4. The eighteenth trump/[[major arcana card of the Tarot]].
  5. (cartomancy) The thirty-second Lenormand card.
  6. (card games) In hearts, the action of taking all the point cards in one hand.
Synonyms Verb

moon (moons, present participle mooning; past and past participle mooned)

  1. (transitive, colloquial) To display one's buttocks to, typically as a jest, insult, or protest.
    The hooligans mooned the riot police.
    It was ill-advised of Sam to moon the photographer during the shoot.
  2. (intransitive, US, colloquial) (usually followed by over or after) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated with someone.
    Sarah mooned over Sam's photograph for months.
    You've been mooning after her forever; why not just ask her out?
  3. To spend time idly, absent-mindedly.
  4. (transitive) 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.
  5. (transitive) To adorn with moons or crescents.
  6. (cryptocurrency) Of a coin or token: to rise in price rapidly.
    It is impractical if a currency moons and plummets often.
  7. (card games) To shoot the moon.
Related terms
Proper noun
  1. The Earth's moon [[Luna; the sole natural satellite]] of the Earth, represented in astronomy and astrology by ☾.
  2. (paganism) The god of the Moon in Heathenry.
  3. Surname
  4. The 54th sura (chapter) of the [[Qur'an]].
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: Аль-Ка́мар

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