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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Moon  \Moon\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mooned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  natural  satellite  of  the  Earth;  "the  average  distance  to 
  the  moon  is  384,400  kilometers";  "men  first  stepped  on 
  the  moon  in  1969" 
  2:  any  object  resembling  a  moon;  "he  made  a  moon  lamp  that  he 
  used  as  a  night  light";  "the  clock  had  a  moon  that  showed 
  various  phases" 
  3:  the  period  between  successive  new  moons  (29.531  days)  [syn: 
  {lunar  month},  {lunation},  {synodic  month}] 
  4:  the  light  of  the  moon;  "moonlight  is  the  smuggler's  enemy"; 
  "the  moon  was  bright  enough  to  read  by"  [syn:  {moonlight}, 
  5:  any  natural  satellite  of  a  planet;  "Jupiter  has  sixteen 
  v  1:  have  dreamlike  musings  or  fantasies  while  awake;  "She  looked 
  out  the  window,  daydreaming"  [syn:  {daydream}] 
  2:  be  idle  in  a  listless  or  dreamy  way  [syn:  {moon  around},  {moon 
  3:  expose  one's  buttocks  to  "moon  the  audience" 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Moon,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  23119 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  heb.  yareah,  from  its  paleness  (Ezra  6:15),  and  lebanah,  the 
  white"  (Cant.  6:10;  Isa.  24:23),  was  appointed  by  the  Creator 
  to  be  with  the  sun  "for  signs,  and  for  seasons,  and  for  days, 
  and  years"  (Gen.  1:14-16).  A  lunation  was  among  the  Jews  the 
  period  of  a  month,  and  several  of  their  festivals  were  held  on 
  the  day  of  the  new  moon.  It  is  frequently  referred  to  along  with 
  the  sun  (Josh.  10:12;  Ps  72:5,  7,  17;  89:36,  37;  Eccl.  12:2; 
  Isa.  24:23,  etc.),  and  also  by  itself  (Ps.  8:3;  121:6). 
  The  great  brilliance  of  the  moon  in  Eastern  countries  led  to 
  its  being  early  an  object  of  idolatrous  worship  (Deut.  4:19; 
  17:3;  Job  31:26),  a  form  of  idolatry  against  which  the  Jews  were 
  warned  (Deut.  4:19;  17:3).  They  however,  fell  into  this 
  idolatry,  and  offered  incense  (2  Kings  23:5;  Jer.  8:2),  and  also 
  cakes  of  honey,  to  the  moon  (Jer.  7:18;  44:17-19,  25). 

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