moon Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “moon” in the English Dictionary

"moon" in British English

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uk   us   /muːn/
the moon [S]
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A2 the round ​object that ​moves in the ​sky around the ​earth and can be ​seen at ​night: What ​time does the moon rise/set (= ​appear/​disappear in the ​sky)?
[S or U] the ​shape made by the ​amount of the moon that you can ​see at a ​particulartime: There's no moon (= you cannot ​see the moon)tonight. a ​crescent/​full/new moon [C] a ​similar round ​object that ​moves around another ​planet: Jupiter has at least 16 moons.

moonverb [I or T ]

uk   us   /muːn/ informal
to show ​yournakedbottom in ​public, as a ​joke or as a ​protest : Two ​malejuveniles were ​arrested and ​charged with ​indecentexposure after they mooned a ​policeofficer.
(Definition of moon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"moon" in American English

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moonnoun [C/U]

 us   /mun/

moon noun [C/U] (OBJECT IN SPACE)

the ​object, ​similar to a ​planet, that moves through the ​sky, ​circling the ​earthonce every 28 ​days, and which can often be ​seenclearly at ​night when it ​shines with the ​light coming from the ​sun: [U] the ​full moon A moon is also a ​similarobject that moves around another ​planet: [C] Jupiter has at least sixteen moons.

moonverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /mun/ infml

moon verb [I always + adv/prep] (LACK PURPOSE)

to move or ​spendtime in a way that ​shows a ​lack of ​care and ​interest and no ​clearpurpose: She’s been mooning around the ​house all ​weekend.
(Definition of moon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “moon”
in Vietnamese mặt trăng, vệ tinh…
in Spanish luna…
in Malaysian bulan…
in Thai แสงจันทร์, พระจันทร์…
in French lune…
in German der Mond…
in Turkish uydu…
in Chinese (Traditional) 月相, 衛星…
in Russian спутник (планеты)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 月相, 卫星…
in Indonesian bulan…
in Polish księżyc…
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