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Definition of Moon month
Moon monthMoon Moon, 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?, L. mensis month, Gr. ?
moon, ? 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.
The crescent moon, the diadem of night. --Cowper.
2. A secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any
member of the solar system; as, the moons of Jupiter or
3. The time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in
her orbit; a month. --Shak.
4. (Fort.) A crescentlike outwork. See Half-moon.
(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.
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