moonlight Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “moonlight” in the English Dictionary

"moonlight" in British English

See all translations

moonlightnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈmuːn.laɪt/
B2 the ​palelight of the ​moon: The ​youngloverssat in the moonlight.

moonlightverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈmuːn.laɪt/ (moonlighted)
to ​work at an ​extrajob, ​especially without ​tellingyourmainemployer: A ​qualifiedteacher, he moonlighted as a ​cabbie in the ​evenings to ​pay the ​rent.
moonlighting
noun [U] uk   /-laɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-laɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
You'll ​loseyourjob if the ​bossfinds out you've been moonlighting.
(Definition of moonlight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"moonlight" in American English

See all translations

moonlightnoun [U]

 us   /ˈmunˌlɑɪt/

moonlight noun [U] (LIGHT FROM MOON)

the ​palelight of the ​moon

moonlightverb [I]

 us   /ˈmunˌlɑɪt/ (past tense and past participle moonlighted)

moonlight verb [I] (WORK SECRETLY)

to ​work at an ​additionaljob, esp. without ​tellingyourmainemployer: In ​addition to her ​teachingjob, she moonlights as a ​waitress on ​weekends.
(Definition of moonlight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"moonlight" in Business English

See all translations

moonlightverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈmuːnlaɪt/ WORKPLACE
to ​work at an ​extrajob, especially without telling your ​mainemployer: Nearly a third of nurses are moonlighting to make ​endsmeet, according to a ​report.moonlight as sth I occasionally moonlight as a ​caterer.
moonlighter
noun [C]
Trusting a moonlighter to do your ​houserenovationwork is ​risky.
(Definition of moonlight from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “moonlight”
in Arabic ضَوْء القَمَر…
in Korean 달빛…
in Portuguese luar…
in Catalan llum de la lluna…
in Japanese 月明かり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 月光…
in Turkish mehtap, ay ışığı…
in Russian лунный свет…
in Chinese (Traditional) 月光…
in Italian chiaro di luna…
in Polish światło księżyca…
What is the pronunciation of moonlight?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More