Moonlight vs Liquid - What's the difference?

moonlight | liquid |

As nouns the difference between moonlight and liquid

is that moonlight is the light reflected from the moonwebster's college dictionary , random house, 2001 while liquid is liquid.

As a verb moonlight

is to work on the side (at a secondary job), often in the evening or during the night.

As an adjective liquid is





  • The light reflected from the moon.Webster's College Dictionary , Random House, 2001
  • (attributive) Illuminated by the light from the moon.The Illustrated Oxford Dictionary , Oxford University Press, 1998
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To work on the side (at a secondary job), often in the evening or during the night.
  • (by extension) To engage in an activity other than what one is known for.
  • Usage notes

    In American English, to moonlight is simply to work at secondary employment;Mish, Drederick C. (ed.). 1995. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.'' 10th ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster. in British English, it used to imply working secretly (i.e., not paying tax on the extra money earned), but more recent editions of some UK dictionaries no longer mention a difference to the US usage.Treffry, Diana (ed.). 1999. ''Collins Paperback English Dictionary. 4th ed. Glasgow: HarperCollins.

    Derived terms

    * moonlighter




    (wikipedia liquid)


  • (physics) A substance that is flowing, and keeping no shape, such as water; a substance of which the molecules, while not tending to separate from one another like those of a gas, readily change their relative position, and which therefore retains no definite shape, except that determined by the containing receptacle; an inelastic fluid.
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  • (phonetics) An l'' or ''r sound.
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  • Usage notes

    The differentiation of a liquid as an incompressible fluid is not strictly correct, experiment having shown that liquids are compressible to a very limited extent. See fluid.

    Coordinate terms

    * solid * gas

    See also

    * fluid


    (en adjective)
  • Flowing freely like water; fluid; not solid and not gaseous; composed of particles that move freely among each other on the slightest pressure.
  • liquid nitrogen
  • (finance, of an asset) Easily sold or disposed of without losing value.
  • (finance, of a market) Having sufficient trading activity to make buying or selling easy.
  • Flowing or sounding smoothly or without abrupt transitions or harsh tones.
  • a liquid melody
  • Pronounced without any jar or harshness; smooth.
  • L and R are liquid letters.
  • Fluid and transparent.
  • the liquid air


    * (flowing freely) solid; gaseous * (easily sold) illiquid * (having sufficient activity) illiquid