moony

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj moony dreamy in mood or nature "a woolgathering moment"
    • adj moony lighted by moonlight "the moonlit landscape"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Moony Furnished with a moon; bearing a crescent. "But soon the miscreant moony host
      Before the victor cross shall fly."
    • Moony Of or pertaining to the moon. "Soft and pale as the moony beam."
    • Moony Silly; weakly sentimental.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • moony Like a moon. Crescent-shaped.
    • moony Bearing or furnished with a crescent as an emblem, badge, or standard; having the crescent as a standard.
    • moony Giving light like that of the moon; resembling moonlight.
    • moony Lighted by the moon.
    • moony Bewildered or silly, as if moonstruck; hazy.
    • moony Sickly; of weak bodily constitution.
    • moony Intoxicated; tipsy.
    • n moony A simpleton; a noodle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Moony relating to, or like, the moon or a crescent, bearing a crescent: round, as a shield: like moonlight, lighted by the moon: silly: sickly: tipsy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. móna; cf. Ger. mond, L. mensis, Gr. mēnē.

Usage

In literature:

And don't elope with the first moony young idiot who wants to hold your hand.
"Bab: A Sub-Deb" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The moony monocular set in his eye Appeared to be scanning the Sweet Bye-and-Bye.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
It does so keep a man from getting moony!
"The Freelands" by John Galsworthy
Contact with her spirited him out of his mooniness.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
Sir Claude looked at the moony globe of the lamp; he seemed to see for an instant what seeing Mrs. Beale would consist of.
"What Maisie Knew" by Henry James
Yes, John is a moony man, that's a fact, and at the full a little queer sometimes.
"The Attache" by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Yes, John is a moony man, that's a fact, and at the full a little queer sometimes.
"The Attache" by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
And the Moony-crested god said: Aha!
"The Substance of a Dream" by F. W. Bain
A bit moony and sentimental.
"Big Game" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
But the moony spectacles were soon let down over the eyes of the Professor of Folk-Lore, and hung there like shutters or blinkers.
"The Dictator" by Justin McCarthy
Ineffectual, moony sort of a mut.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Altogether, he is as unlike the moony young man who left the Victoria Station last evening as one can well imagine.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
How little did you weigh, Moonie?
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
It made him mad if he saw her look moony at a boy.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
So dey sent fer ole Aunt Moony Jorden.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
It was a pretty little ditty of the usual moony order, and Mamie sang it well enough.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
Moony about wife and family when away from home.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
The soaring dome of white canvas reflected the electric light with a moony lustre.
"The Raid of The Guerilla and Other Stories" by Charles Egbert Craddock
That's one of the memories I cherish now, when I walk past the Shakespeare borders in the moony dusk.
"Where the Path Breaks" by Charles de Créspigny
Whatever Alex Goddard had done to her had turned her into some kind of "Moonie," ready to denounce her own father.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
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In poetry:

A fire just dying in the gloom;
Earth haunted all with dreams;
A sound of waters in the room;
A mirror's moony gleams;
"Songs of the Autumn Nights" by George MacDonald
Under those eternal skies
See, they rise:
Mottled wings of moony sheen,
Wings in whitest star-shine dipped,
Orange tipped,
Eyed with black and veined with green.
"Butterflies" by Alfred Noyes
He opened his lattice, and saw afar,
Over the western sea,
Across the spears of a sparkling star,
A moony vapour flee;
And he thought, with a pang that he could not bar,
The lady it might be.
"The Homeless Ghost" by George MacDonald
Es time went on, old Spense he seem'd
More sot on patent capers;
So he went right off tew fetch a thing
He'd read ov in the papers.
'Twas a moony night in airly June,
The Whip-poor-wills wus all in tune;
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Oh mystic mad, a rigadoon of glee,
That dust should rise, and leap alive, and flee
Afoot, awing, and shake the deeps with cries—
Oh, far away—yo hay! What moony masque, what arrogant disguise
That life should be!
"The Wonder Of It" by Harriet Monroe
We shall soon be on the Moonie, and we'll cross the Barwon, too;
Then we'll be out upon the rolling plains once more;
We'll shout "Hurrah! for old Queensland, with its swampy coolibah,
And the cattle that come off the Maranoa."
"The Maranoa Drovers" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

The Moonies have a house on North Central.
Moonface to Make Idaho Go all Moony.
Moonface to Make Idaho Go all Moony .
BEFORE millions of television viewers, under the dewy and beneficent gaze of Oprah Winfrey, the two of them traded moony glances.
Moonface to Make Idaho Go all Moony.
The Pride of Moonie High.
Bestseller Beaton's disappointing 23rd Agatha Raisin mystery (after 2011's As the Pig Turns) finds Agatha moony over gardener George Marston, a former soldier who relocated to the Cotswolds after he was wounded in Afghanistan.
Founder of 'Moonies' in intensive care, church says.
Founder of 'Moonies' in intensive care , church says.
Back in 2009, "Fireflies" simpered virally across America, and annoyed grown-ups wished 1,000 slugs from 10,000 frightening thugs upon the moony outstate Minnesotan.
But Brooklyn's Jack Tatum takes pouty art pop to new heights: Wild Nothing's forthcoming disc is a song cycle about the lunar cycle, and this single is a velveteen slab of New Wave disco – it's moony in every sense.
Founder of the church colloquially known as the Moonies -- died early Monday in South Korea, according to the Washington Times, a newspaper that he founded, citing Unification Church leaders.
Founder of the church whose followers are colloquially known as the Moonies -- died early Monday in South Korea, a newspaper he founded reported, citing church leaders.
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