mo͞on/noun: Moon; noun: moon
1. the natural satellite of the earth, visible
(chiefly at night) by reflected light from the sun.
"an eclipse of the moon"
a natural satellite of any planet.
plural noun: moons
"an eclipse of the moon"
literary, humorous: a month.
"many moons had passed since he brought
a prospective investor home"
synonyms: a long time ago, ages ago, years ago
"we stayed at that hotel many moons ago"
anything that one could desire.
noun: the moon
"you must know he'd give any of us the moon"
verb: moon; 3rd person present: moons;
past tense: mooned; past participle: mooned;
gerund or present participle: mooning
1. behave or move in a listless and aimless manner.
"lying in bed eating candy, mooning around"
synonyms: waste time, loaf, idle, mope;
"stop mooning about"
act in a dreamily infatuated manner.
"Timothy's mooning over her like a schoolboy"
synonyms: mope, pine, brood, daydream,
fantasize, be in a reverie
"he's mooning over her photograph"
expose one's buttocks to (someone)
in order to insult or amuse them.
"Dan had whipped around, bent over, and mooned the crowd"
Old English mōna, of Germanic origin;
related to Dutch maan and German Mond,
also to month, from an Indo-European root
shared by Latin mensis and Greek mēn
‘month,’ and also Latin metiri ‘to measure’
(the moon being used to measure time).
noun: satellite; plural noun: satellites;
noun: artificial satellite; plural noun: artificial satellites
1. an artificial body placed in orbit around
the earth or moon or another planet in order
to collect information or for communication.
synonyms: space station, space capsule,
transmitted by satellite; using or relating
to satellite technology.
modifier noun: satellite
"a news service on satellite"
a celestial body orbiting the earth or another planet.
synonyms: moon, secondary planet
"the two small satellites of Mars"
3. something that is separated from
or on the periphery
of something else but is nevertheless dependent
on or controlled by it.
"satellite offices in London and New York"
synonyms: dependent, subordinate, subsidiary
"a satellite state" a small country or state politically
or economically dependent on another.
synonyms: branch, colony, protectorate,
puppet state, possession, holding;
communications satellite, weather satellite
"the satellite orbited the earth"
a portion of the DNA of a genome
with repeating base sequences
and of different density from the main sequence.
holding; historical: fief, vassal; informal:
offshoot "a former satellite of the Soviet Union"
mid 16th century (in the sense ‘follower,
obsequious underling’): from French satellite
or Latin satelles, satellit- ‘attendant.’ [space sta·tion]
ˈspā(s) ˌstāSHən/ noun: space station; plural noun:
space stations; noun: space station; plural noun:
space stations; a large artificial satellite used as a
long-term base for manned operations in space.
plural noun: ******
blood and other matter discharged
from the ****** at *******.
the time of *******.
"a late ******"
late 16th century: from Latin,
plural of mensis ‘month.’