the light of the moon.
pertaining to moonlight.
illuminated by moonlight.
occurring by moonlight, or at night.
verb (used without object), moonlighted, moonlighting.
to work at an additional job after one’s regular, full-time employment, as at night.
working at a secondary job
(in 19th-century Ireland) the carrying out of cattle-maiming, murders, etc, during the night in protest against the land-tenure system
Also called moonshine. light from the sun received on earth after reflection by the moon
(modifier) illuminated by the moon: a moonlight walk
short for moonlight flit
verb -lights, -lighting, -lighted
(intransitive) (informal) to work at a secondary job, esp at night, and often illegitimately
“hold a second job, especially at night,” 1957 (implied in moonlighting), from moonlighter (1954), from the notion of working by the light of the moon; see moonlight (n.). Related: Moonlighting. Earlier the word had been used to mean “commit crimes at night” (1882).
“light of the moon,” mid-14c., from moon (n.) + light (n.).
To work at a job in addition to one’s regular job: a million guys moonlighting, holding a little back (1957+)
- Moonlight requisition
noun a nighttime foray to steal something Examples We went on a moonlight requisition to the camp cafeteria. Usage Note slang noun A nighttime foray to steal something: moonlight requisition in the cafeteria
- Moonlight sonata
A sonata for piano by Ludwig van Beethoven. An early commentator remarked that the tranquil first movement reminded him of moonlight on the waves.
[moon-lit] /ˈmunˌlɪt/ adjective 1. lighted by the . /ˈmuːnlɪt/ adjective 1. illuminated by the moon adj. 1830 (first attested in Tennyson), from moon (n.) + lit.
noun, Astronomy. 1. a halo phenomenon in which a vertical streak of light appears above and below the moon, believed to be caused by the reflection of moonlight by ice crystals with vertical axes.