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Moon vs. Luna

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Moonnoun

(with "the") Earth's only permanent natural satellite.

Lunanoun

(entomology) A luna moth: a member of species Actias luna.

Moonnoun

Any natural satellite of a planet.

‘the moons of Jupiter’;

Lunanoun

A lunette: a crescent-shaped receptacle, often glass, for holding the (consecrated) host (the bread of communion) upright when exposed in the monstrance.

Moonnoun

(literary) A month, particularly a lunar month.

Lunanoun

(Hawaii) A foreman on a plantation.

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Moonnoun

A crescent-like outwork in a fortification.

Lunanoun

The moon.

Moonnoun

The eighteenth trump/major arcana card of the Tarot.

Lunanoun

Silver.

Moonnoun

(cartomancy) The thirty-second Lenormand card.

Lunanoun

(Roman mythology) the goddess of the moon; counterpart of Greek Selene

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Moonverb

To display one's buttocks to, typically as a jest, insult, or protest.

Moonverb

(usually followed by over or after) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated with someone.

‘Sarah mooned over Sam's photograph for months.’; ‘You've been mooning after her forever, why not just ask her out?’;

Moonverb

To spend time idly, absent-mindedly.

Moonverb

(transitive) To expose to the rays of the Moon.

Moonverb

(cryptocurrency) to rise in price rapidly (describing a coin or token).

Moonnoun

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.’;

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Moonnoun

A secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any member of the solar system; as, the moons of Jupiter or Saturn.

Moonnoun

The time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in her orbit; a month.

Moonnoun

A crescentlike outwork. See Half-moon.

Moonnoun

The deliberately exposed naked buttocks.

Moonverb

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.’;

Moonverb

To expose one's naked buttocks to (a person); - a vulgar sign of contempt or disrespect, sometimes done as a prank.

Moonverb

To act if moonstruck; to wander or gaze about in an abstracted manner.

‘Elsley was mooning down the river by himself.’;

Moonnoun

the natural satellite of the Earth;

‘the average distance to the moon is 384,400 kilometers’; ‘men first stepped on the moon in 1969’;

Moonnoun

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’;

Moonnoun

the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)

Moonnoun

the light of the moon;

‘moonlight is the smuggler's enemy’; ‘the moon was bright enough to read by’;

Moonnoun

United States religious leader (born in Korea) who founded the Unification Church in 1954; was found guilty of conspiracy to evade taxes (born in 1920)

Moonnoun

any natural satellite of a planet;

‘Jupiter has sixteen moons’;

Moonverb

have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake;

‘She looked out the window, daydreaming’;

Moonverb

be idle in a listless or dreamy way

Moonverb

expose one's buttocks to;

‘moon the audience’;

Moon

The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite. At about one-quarter the diameter of Earth (comparable to the width of Australia), it is the largest natural satellite in the Solar System relative to the size of its planet, the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System overall, and is larger than any known dwarf planet.

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