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Definition of moon (Meaning of moon)
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Moon Moon, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mooned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
	     {Mooning}.]
	     1. To expose to the rays of the moon.
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	              If they have it to be exceeding white indeed, they
	              seethe it yet once more, after it hath been thus
	              sunned and mooned.                    --Holland.
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	     2. To expose one's naked buttocks to (a person); -- a vulgar
	        sign of contempt or disrespect, sometimes done as a prank.
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	  Moon Moon, v. i.
	     To act if moonstruck; to wander or gaze about in an
	     abstracted manner.
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	           Elsley was mooning down the river by himself. --C.
	                                                    Kingsley.
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	  Moon Moon (m[=oo]n), n. [OE. mone, AS. m[=o]na; akin to D.
	     maan, OS. & OHG. m[=a]no, G. mond, Icel. m[=a]ni, Dan. maane,
	     Sw. m[*a]ne, Goth. m[=e]na, Lith. men[*u], L. mensis month,
	     Gr. mh`nh moon, mh`n month, Skr. m[=a]s moon, month; prob.
	     from a root meaning to measure (cf. Skr. m[=a] to measure),
	     from its serving to measure the time. [root]271. Cf. {Mete}
	     to measure, {Menses}, {Monday}, {Month}.]
	     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}.
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	              The crescent moon, the diadem of night. --Cowper.
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	     2. A secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any
	        member of the solar system; as, the moons of Jupiter or
	        Saturn.
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	     3. The time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in
	        her orbit; a month. --Shak.
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	     4. (Fort.) A crescentlike outwork. See {Half-moon}.
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	     5. The deliberately exposed naked buttocks. [slang]
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	     {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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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