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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MOON'LIGHT, n. The light afforded by the moon.
MOON'LIGHT, a. Illuminated by the moon; as moonlight revels.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the light of the Moon; "moonlight is the smuggler's enemy"; "the Moon was bright enough to read by" [syn: moonlight, moonshine, Moon] v
1: work a second job, usually after hours; "The law student is moonlighting as a taxi driver"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 14th century the light of the moon II. intransitive verb (moonlighted; moonlighting) Etymology: back-formation from moonlighter Date: 1957 to hold a second job in addition to a regular one moonlighter noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 the light of the moon. 2 (attrib.) lighted by the moon. --v.intr. (-lighted) colloq. have two paid occupations, esp. one by day and one by night. Phrases and idioms: moonlight flit a hurried departure by night, esp. to avoid paying a debt. Derivatives: moonlighter n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Moonlight Moon`light`, n. The light of the moon. -- a. Occurring during or by moonlight; characterized by moonlight.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(moonlights, moonlighting, moonlighted) 1. Moonlight is the light that comes from the moon at night. They walked along the road in the moonlight... We went to the temple of Atlantis and saw it by moonlight. 2. If someone moonlights, they have a second job in addition to their main job, often without informing their main employers or the tax office. ...an engineer who was moonlighting as a taxi driver... Workers in state enterprises were permitted to moonlight. VERB: V as n, V

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Moonshine.

Moby Thesaurus

be employed, bootleg, brew, carry on business, distill, do business, follow a trade, have a job, keep up, labor, moonbeam, moonglow, moonshine, practice a profession, set up shop, stay employed, toil, transact business, work, work at, work for



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