- 1the moon, the Moon [singular] the round object that moves around the earth once every 27½ days and shines at night by light reflected from the sun the surface of the moon a moon landing
- 2[singular] the moon as it appears in the sky at a particular time a crescent moon There's no moon tonight (= no moon can be seen). By the light of the moon I could just make out shapes and outlines. see also full moon, half-moon, new moon
- 3[countable] a natural satellite that moves around a planet other than the earth How many moons does Jupiter have? Idioms
nounjump to other results
to ask for something that is difficult or impossible to get or achieve Wanting a decent job and a home is hardly asking for the moon.
ask, cry, etc. for the moon(informal)jump to other results
a very long time ago All that happened many moons ago.
many moons ago(literary)jump to other results
once in a blue moon(informal)jump to other results
to make promises that will be impossible to keep Politicians promise the earth before an election, but things are different afterward.
promise (somebody) the earth/moon/world(informal)jump to other results