Moonlight vs Null - What's the difference?

moonlight | null |

As nouns the difference between moonlight and null

is that moonlight is the light reflected from the moonwebster's college dictionary , random house, 2001 while null is zero, nil; the cardinal number before einn.

As a verb moonlight

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




  • 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





    (en noun)
  • A non-existent or empty value or set of values.
  • Zero]] quantity of [[expression, expressions; nothing.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • Something that has no force or meaning.
  • (computing) the ASCII or Unicode character (), represented by a zero value, that indicates no character and is sometimes used as a string terminator.
  • (computing) the attribute of an entity that has no valid value.
  • Since no date of birth was entered for the patient, his age is null .
  • One of the beads in nulled work.
  • (statistics) null hypothesis
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having no validity, "null and void"
  • insignificant
  • * 1924 , Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove :
  • In proportion as we descend the social scale our snobbishness fastens on to mere nothings which are perhaps no more null than the distinctions observed by the aristocracy, but, being more obscure, more peculiar to the individual, take us more by surprise.
  • absent or non-existent
  • (mathematics) of the null set
  • (mathematics) of or comprising a value of precisely zero
  • (genetics, of a mutation) causing a complete loss of gene function, amorphic.
  • Derived terms

    * nullity


    (en verb)
  • to nullify; to annul
  • (Milton)

    See also

    * nil ----