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Moon Child

  

      n      a euphemistic name for       Cancer       2b  
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moon  
      n  
1    sometimes cap   the natural satellite of the earth. Diameter: 3476 km; mass: 7.4x1022 kg; mean distance from earth: 384400 km; periods of rotation and revolution: 27.32 days  
   Related adj       lunar  
2    the face of the moon as it is seen during its revolution around the earth, esp. at one of its phases  
new moon, full moon     
3    any natural satellite of a planet  
4    moonlight; moonshine  
5    something resembling a moon  
6    a month, esp. a lunar one  
7    once in a blue moon   very seldom  
8    over the moon  
Informal   extremely happy; ecstatic  
9    reach for the moon   to desire or attempt something unattainable or difficult to obtain  
      vb  
10    when tr, often foll by: away; when intr, often foll by: around   to be idle in a listless way, as if in love, or to idle (time) away  
11    intr  
Slang   to expose one's buttocks to passers-by  
     (Old English mona; compare Old Frisian mona, Old High German mano)  
  moonless      adj  


blue moon  
      n  
once in a blue moon  
Informal   very rarely; almost never  
full moon  
      n  
1    one of the four phases of the moon, occurring when the earth lies between the sun and the moon so that the moon is visible as a fully illuminated disc  
2    the moon in this phase  
3    the time at which this occurs  
half-moon  
      n  
1    the moon at first or last quarter when half its face is illuminated  
2    the time at which a half-moon occurs  
3   
a    something shaped like a half-moon  
b    (as modifier)  
half-moon spectacles     
4      (Anatomy)      a nontechnical name for       lunula  
harvest moon  
      n   the full moon occurring nearest to the autumnal equinox  
hunter's moon  
      n   the full moon following the harvest moon  
man in the moon  
      n  
1    the moon when considered to resemble the face of a man  
2    (in folklore and nursery rhyme) a character dwelling in the moon  
mock moon  
      n      another name for       paraselene  
Moon   [1]  
      n   a system of embossed alphabetical signs for blind readers, the fourteen basic characters of which can, by rotation, mimic most of the letters of the Roman alphabet, thereby making learning easier for those who learned to read before going blind  
   Compare       Braille   1  
Moon   [2]  
      n   William. 1818--94, British inventor of the Moon writing system in 1847, who, himself blind, taught blind children in Brighton and printed mainly religious works from stereotyped plates of his own designing  
moon blindness  
      n  
1      (Ophthalmol)      a nontechnical name for       nyctalopia  
2      (Also called)    mooneye     (Vet. science)   a disorder affecting horses, which causes inflammation of the eyes and sometimes blindness  
  moon-blind      adj  
Moon Child  
      n      a euphemistic name for       Cancer       2b  
moon-eyed  
      adj  
1    having the eyes open wide, as in awe  
2      (Vet. science)   affected with moon blindness  
moon-faced  
      adj   having a round face; full-faced  
moon pool  
      n   (in the oil industry) an open shaft in the centre of the hull of a ship engaged in deep-sea drilling through which drilling takes place  
moon rat  
      n   a ratlike SE Asian nocturnal mammal, Echinosorex gymnurus, with greyish fur and an elongated snout: family Erinaceidae (hedgehogs): the largest living insectivore  
new moon  
      n  
1    the moon when it appears as a narrow waxing crescent  
2    the time at which this occurs  
3      (Astronomy)   one of the four principal phases of the moon, occurring when it lies between the earth and the sun  
old moon  
      n  
1    a phase of the moon lying between last quarter and new moon, when it appears as a waning crescent  
2    the moon when it appears as a waning crescent  
3    the time at which this occurs  

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moon

  

      n  
1    satellite  
2    once in a blue moon      almost never, hardly ever, rarely, very seldom  
      vb  
3    daydream, idle, languish, mooch     (slang)   mope, waste time  

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Moon, Moon, blue moon, full moon

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exp.
expression used to designate something that happens very rarely
adv.
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
n.
child pornography
n.
child care provided by foster parents
nm.
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
n.
a care order is an official instruction (made by a judge or magistrate) that a child should be taken into care
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents

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