The largest satellite of Earth.
Any natural satellite of a planet.
(literary) A month, particularly a lunar month.
, author=John Brickell
, title=The natural history of North-Carolina
, passage=The number their age by Moons' or Winters, and say a Woman or a Man is so many '''Moons''' old, and so they do with all memorable Actions in life, accounting it to be so many '''Moons
or Winters since such or such a thing happened. ''Note: in earlier modern English, many nouns were capitalized, similar to present day German. }}
, author=Thomas Love Peacock
, title=Maid Marian
, passage=Many moons
had waxed and waned when on the afternoon of a lovely summer day a lusty broad-boned knight was riding through the forest of Sherwood.}}
A crescent-like outwork in a fortification.
* blood moon
* blue moon
* crescent moon
* full moon
* half-moon, half moon
* harvest moon
* howl at the moon
* hung the moon
* hunter's moon
* man in the moon
* moon bear
* moon cake
* moon guitar
* moon pool
* moon zither
* new moon
* old moon
* once in a blue moon
* over the moon
* phase of the moon
* smuggler's moon
* thumbnail moon
* waning moon
* waxing moon
(colloquial) To display one's buttocks to, typically as a jest, insult, or protest
(colloquial) (usually followed by'' over''' ''or'' ' after ) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated with someone.
- Sarah mooned over Sam's photograph for months.
To spend time idly, absent-mindedly.
* 1898 , Joseph Conrad,
- You've been mooning after her forever, why not just ask her out?
To expose to the rays of the Moon.
- We were only three on board. The poor old skipper mooned in the cabin.
- If they have it to be exceeding white indeed, they seethe it yet once more, after it hath been thus sunned and mooned .
(countable) A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus , especially when young
(uncountable) The meat from this bird eaten as food.
(countable, slang) A coward.
(countable, gay slang) A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair. Compare chickenhawk
(countable, slang) A young or inexperienced person.
* 1887 , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet , III:
* Jonathan Swift
- "This case will make a stir, sir," he remarked. "It beats anything I have seen, and I am no chicken ."
A confrontational game in which the participants move toward each other at high speed (usually in automobiles); the player who turns first to avoid colliding into the other is the chicken (, the loser.)
- Stella is no chicken .
The game of dare.
- Don't play chicken with a freight train; you're guaranteed to lose.
* (bird) cock (male only), chook , hen (female only), rooster (male only)
* (young inexperienced person) spring chicken
* See also
* chicken and egg
* chicken feed
* chicken fillet
* chicken Kiev
* chicken salt
* like a chicken with its head cut off
* like a chicken with the pip
* play chicken
* run around like a chicken with its head cut off
* spring chicken
To avoid as a result of fear.
To develop physical or other characteristics resembling a chicken's, for example, bumps on the skin.
* chicken out
* chicken legs