Definition of Moons. Meaning of Moons. Synonyms of Moons

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Definition of Moons

Moon
Moon 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 Saturn. 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. Moon blindness. (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.
Moon
Moon Moon, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mooned; p. pr. & vb. n. Mooning.] To expose to the rays of the moon. If they have it to be exceeding white indeed, they seethe it yet once more, after it hath been thus sunned and mooned. --Holland.
Moon
Moon Moon, v. i. To act if moonstruck; to wander or gaze about in an abstracted manner. Elsley was mooning down the river by himself. --C. Kingsley.

Meaning of Moons from wikipedia

- their moons Trojan moon Tug of war (astronomy) The Moon, Earth's natural satellite Moons of Mars Moons of Jupiter Moons of Saturn Moons of Ur**** Moons of...
- There are 79 known moons of Jupiter. This gives Jupiter the largest number of known moons with reasonably stable orbits of any planet in the Solar System...
- Artist's concepts of the Saturnian ring–moon system The moons of Saturn are numerous and diverse, ranging from tiny moonlets less than a kilometer across...
- Pope. Ur****'s moons are divided into three groups: thirteen inner moons, five major moons, and nine irregular moons. The inner moons are small dark bodies...
- The Galilean moons are the four largest moons of Jupiter—Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. They were first seen by Galileo Galilei in December 1609 or...
- of 30.35 hours. Speculation about the existence of the moons of Mars had begun when the moons of Jupiter were discovered. Galileo Galilei, as a hidden...
- convention for the moons of Jupiter. Two asteroids share the same names as moons of Neptune: 74 Galatea and 1162 Larissa. The moons of Neptune can be divided...
- The Moons are an English indie rock band formed in Northampton 2008 by singer/guitarist/songwriter Andy Crofts. The Moons have released three studio albums;...
- dwarf planets are known to be orbited by 194 natural satellites, or moons. 19 moons in the Solar System are large enough to be gravitationally rounded...
- These are quasi-satellites – they are not moons as they do not orbit Earth. For more information, see Other moons of Earth. The maximum value is given based...
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