verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of moon
Related formsmoon·er, nounmoon·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for mooner
From being a tireless leader of revels, he became a mooner in secret places, a melancholy sigher in the wardroom.Men, Women and Guns|H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
British Dictionary definitions for mooner (1 of 3)
Derived Formsmoonless, adjective
Word Origin for moon
British Dictionary definitions for mooner (2 of 3)
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Science definitions for mooner
A Closer Look
The Earth's Moon is a desolate and quiet place. The only natural satellite of Earth, it consists almost entirely of rock, shows no signs of ongoing geologic activity, has no water, and has a very thin atmosphere consisting primarily of sodium. But our Moon does not present a typical case for planetary satellites. Over the last 50 years, over a hundred more moons have been discovered in the solar system, so that they now total 165, nearly all of them orbiting the larger planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus (Mercury and Venus have no moon), with an additional four moons orbiting dwarf planets. Because they are so far from the Sun, these moons are for the most part extremely cold. Io, one of Jupiter's 63 known moons, is an exception. It is the most geologically active body in the solar system, with almost constant volcanic activity and a surface covered by cooling lava. Some scientists think that another moon of Jupiter, Europa, may have liquid water capable of supporting life underneath a thick layer of surface ice. Titan, one of Saturn's moons, may also be capable of supporting primitive life in the ocean of liquid methane on its frigid surface.
Culture definitions for mooner
A natural satellite of a planet; an object that revolves around a planet. The planets vary in the number of their moons; for example, Mercury and Venus have none, the Earth has one, and Jupiter has seventeen or more. The planets' moons, like the planets themselves, shine by reflected light.
Idioms and Phrases with mooner
see ask for the moon; once in a blue moon.