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Definition of Moon


  1. The celestial orb which revolves round the earth; the satellite of the earth; a secondary planet, whose light, borrowed from the sun, is reflected to the earth, and serves to dispel the darkness of night. The diameter of the moon is 2,160 miles, its mean distance from the earth is 240,000 miles, and its mass is one eightieth that of the earth. See Lunar month, under Month.
  2. A secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any member of the solar system; as, the moons of Jupiter or Saturn.
  3. The time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in her orbit; a month.
  4. A crescentlike outwork. See Half-moon.
  5. To expose to the rays of the moon.
  6. To act if moonstruck; to wander or gaze about in an abstracted manner.

Moon Quotations

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. - Buddha
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Teresa

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
Mahatma Gandhi

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.
John Lennon
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Moon Translations

moon in Dutch is maan
moon in Finnish is kuu
moon in French is lune
moon in German is Mond
moon in Italian is luna
moon in Latin is luna
moon in Portuguese is lua
moon in Spanish is luna
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