new moon


noun

the moon either when in conjunction with the sun or soon after, being either invisible or visible only as a slender crescent.
the phase of the moon at this time.

Origin of new moon

before 1000; Middle English; Old English
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British Dictionary definitions for new moon

new moon


noun

the moon when it appears as a narrow waxing crescent
the time at which this occurs
astronomy one of the four principal phases of the moon, occurring when it lies between the earth and the sun
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Science definitions for new moon

new moon

[ nōō ]

The phase of the Moon that occurs when it passes between Earth and the Sun, making it either invisible or visible only as a thin crescent at sunset. See more at moon. Compare full moon.
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