Moon vs Halo - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between moon and halo
is that moon
is the largest satellite of earth while halo
is (astronomy) a circular band of coloured light, visible around the sun or moon etc, caused by reflection and refraction of light by ice crystals in the atmosphere.
As verbs the difference between moon and halo
is that moon
is (colloquial) to display one's buttocks to, typically as a jest, insult, or protest while halo
is to encircle with a halo.
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 .
(astronomy) A circular band of coloured light, visible around the sun or moon etc., caused by reflection and refraction of light by ice crystals in the atmosphere.
(astronomy) A cloud of gas and other matter surrounding and captured by the gravitational field of a large diffuse astronomical object, such as a galaxy or cluster of galaxies.
Anything resembling this band, such as an effect caused by imperfect developing of photographs.
(religion) nimbus, a luminous disc, often of gold, around or over the heads of saints, etc., in religious paintings.
The metaphorical aura of glory, veneration or sentiment which surrounds an idealized entity.
* (luminous disc around head of saints in paintings) aureole, nimbus
To encircle with a halo.