Sunlight vs Moonlight - What's the difference?

sunlight | moonlight |


As nouns the difference between sunlight and moonlight

is that sunlight is all the electromagnetic radiation given off by the sun, especially that in the visible spectrum that bathes the earth while moonlight is the light reflected from the moonwebster's college dictionary , random house, 2001.

As a verb moonlight is

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

sunlight

Noun

(-)
  • All the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, especially that in the visible spectrum that bathes the Earth.
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  • (figuratively, figuratively) Brightness, hope; a positive outlook.
  • Synonyms

    * (light from the sun) sunshine

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    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

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