Moonlight vs Moonglow - What's the difference?

moonlight | moonglow |


As nouns the difference between moonlight and moonglow

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

As a verb moonlight

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

moonlight

English

Noun

(-)
  • 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

    References

    moonglow

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • moonlight
  • * 1994 , Susan Wiggs, Circle in the Water (page 221)
  • Her back arched, and in the moonglow she looked like a pagan offering, mysterious, delectable, irresistible.