moon Definition

  • 1the natural satellite of the earth, visible (chiefly at night) by reflected light from the sun.
  • 2a month, typically a lunar month (approximately 29.5 days).

Using moon: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "moon" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The moon is full tonight.

  • Example

    The astronauts landed on the moon.

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    It takes about 29.5 days for the moon to orbit the Earth.

  • Example

    The festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month.

moon Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for moon

Phrases with moon

  • very rarely


    I only go to the cinema once in a blue moon.

  • extremely happy


    She was over the moon when she got the job.

  • aim for a very ambitious target


    I know it's a long shot, but I'm going to shoot for the moon and apply for the CEO position.


Summary: moon in Brief

The term 'moon' [muːn] refers to the natural satellite of the Earth, visible by reflected light from the sun. It also denotes a month, typically a lunar month. Examples include 'The astronauts landed on the moon,' and 'It takes about 29.5 days for the moon to orbit the Earth.' Phrases like 'once in a blue moon' indicate rarity, while 'over the moon' denotes extreme happiness, and 'shoot for the moon' implies aiming for an ambitious target.

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