moon

Werewolves love to howl at a full moon. The moon is our planet’s satellite, and it rotates around the earth and reflects light from the sun. Also, “to moon” means to show your rear. The moon is out! Giggle giggle.

The earth has just one moon, but the word moon can mean any natural satellite of any planet. Astronomers have discovered many moons — there are more than 160 in our solar system alone. Poets have been fascinated by the moon for a long time, and "to moon" also means "to act in a dreamy or aimless way." Our months are marked by changes in the moon's phase, and the Proto-Indo-European root means both "moon" and "month."

Definitions of moon
  1. noun
    the natural satellite of the Earth
    “men first stepped on the moon in 1969”
    synonyms: Moon
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    satellite
    any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star
  2. noun
    any natural satellite of a planet
    “Jupiter has sixteen moons
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    Triton
    the largest moon of Neptune
    type of:
    satellite
    any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star
  3. noun
    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”
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    type of:
    object, physical object
    a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
  4. noun
    the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)
    synonyms: lunar month, lunation, synodic month
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    type of:
    month
    a time unit of approximately 30 days
  5. verb
    have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake
    synonyms: daydream
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    type of:
    idle, laze, slug, stagnate
    be idle; exist in a changeless situation
  6. verb
    be idle in a listless or dreamy way
    synonyms: moon around, moon on
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    type of:
    idle, laze, slug, stagnate
    be idle; exist in a changeless situation
  7. verb
    expose one's buttocks to
    moon the audience”
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    type of:
    display, exhibit, expose
    to show, make visible or apparent
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