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Idioms for moon
Origin of moon
OTHER WORDS FROM moonmooner, nounmoonless, adjective
Definition for moon (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for moon
In discussing the specific sound of “Moon” recently with Switched on Pop’s Charlie Harding, I realized that both it and “Stay” are channeling a specific flavor of early-90s pop that gives me an instant serotonin boost.BTS’s new album is sublime comfort pop for the soul in lockdown|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
The Cold Moon, Rosenblatt explains at the onset, is the last moon before the winter solstice, a fitting metaphor as he embraces “the coming of my wintertime of life.”Eighty years of memories that will stir readers’ own|Connie Schultz|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
For decades, Arecibo was uniquely capable of studying the atmosphere and objects in space in ways no other instruments could, especially when it came to making radar observations of distant planets, moons, and near-Earth asteroids.The second-largest radio telescope in the world is shutting down|Neel Patel|November 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Hopefully it’s setting the stage, one of those first steps to getting us to the Moon and on to Mars.SpaceX, NASA plan second commercial taxi to the space station this weekend|Verne Kopytoff|November 13, 2020|Fortune
NASA’s Europa Clipper probe may be able to observe this same phenomenon when it reaches the distant moon in a few years—and perhaps use it to investigate whether Europa has conditions amenable for life.
If only there were pictures of William mooning the year of royal nudity would be complete.
Memo to the GOP caucus, however: mooning your opponents and screeching “freedom” is not enough to guarantee victory.Embracing 'Braveheart,' GOP Pols Seem Infatuated With Martyrdom|Alex Massie|December 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST
"I've been mooning about the moor all the afternoon and lost myself twice," she explained between frank mouthfuls.Uncanny Tales|Various
But I lost no time mooning over my lost chance to dine with royalty, for that afternoon I was going to meet Wells.My Wonderful Visit|Charlie Chaplin
Im mooning, she announced, turning her curly head as Ronny entered, her eyes very bright.Marjorie Dean College Freshman|Pauline Lester
Nay, I am no cold-blooded theorist, no thick-hided dogmatist; nor am I a chastely simple young man mooning in virginal innocence.The Kempton-Wace Letters|Jack London
A fellow of my age, with an ordinary share of brains, to go on dreaming and mooning over such sentimental nonsense!King of the Castle|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for moon (1 of 3)
Derived forms of moonmoonless, adjective
Word Origin for moon
British Dictionary definitions for moon (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for moon (3 of 3)
Scientific definitions for moon
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.
Cultural definitions for moon
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.
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Idioms and Phrases with moon
see ask for the moon; once in a blue moon.