- the light of the moon.
- pertaining to moonlight.
- illuminated by moonlight.
- occurring by moonlight, or at night.
- to work at an additional job after one's regular, full-time employment, as at night.
Origin of moonlight
Examples from the Web for moonlight
Contemporary Examples of moonlight
Magic in the Moonlight really seems to explore the battle between pragmatism and “magic.”Woody Allen on ‘Magic in the Moonlight,’ the Crisis in Gaza, and Those Allegations
July 18, 2014
Magic in the Moonlight co-stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone paid their respects.Colin Firth and Emma Stone Remember Comedy Legend Elaine Stritch, Who Passed Away Today at 89
July 17, 2014
In the bed, I found blond hair awash in moonlight: my cousin Sally.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’
April 8, 2014
Throne of my lonely niche, my wealth, my love, my moonlight.Cossacks: The Cowboys of Crimea
March 12, 2014
Effectively, men and women who once worked to keep guns off of the streets must now moonlight as gun dealers.Gun Fanatics Score Big Victory in North Carolina
September 4, 2013
Historical Examples of moonlight
His hands went up, and he stood gasping faintly in the moonlight.
It was now a bright rectangle filled with moonlight and quite empty.
And he saw them turn one by one toward him in the moonlight and wait.
He spoke with a gasping voice, and his face flushed crimson in the moonlight.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
On a moonlight night in August, at the hour of the first watch, the march began.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
- Also called: moonshine light from the sun received on earth after reflection by the moon
- (modifier) illuminated by the moona moonlight walk
- short for moonlight flit
- (intr) informal to work at a secondary job, esp at night, and often illegitimately
Word Origin and History for moonlight
"hold a second job, especially at night," 1957 (implied in moonlighting), from moonlighter (1954), from the notion of working by the light of the moon; see moonlight (n.). Related: Moonlighting. Earlier the word had been used to mean "commit crimes at night" (1882).