• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lune (Geom) A figure in the form of a crescent, bounded by two intersecting arcs of circles.
    • Lune A fit of lunacy or madness; a period of frenzy; a crazy or unreasonable freak. "These dangerous, unsafe lunes i' the king."
    • Lune Anything in the shape of a half moon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lune Anything in the shape of a crescent or half-moon.
    • n lune In geometry, a figure formed on a sphere or on a plane by two arcs of circles which inclose a space. Hippocrates, probably a contemporary of the celebrated physician of that name, squared those plane lunes (⟨ μηνίσκοι) which are contained by two arcs standing on the same chord, the central angles of the arcs being to one another as 1: 2 or 1:3 or 2:3.
    • n lune A fit of lunacy or madness; a mad freak or tantrum.
    • n lune A leash: as, the lune of a hawk.
    • n lune Another spelling of loon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lune lūn anything in the shape of a half-moon:
    • n Lune lūn (Shak.) a fit of lunacy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. luna, moon: cf. F. lune,. See Luna
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. lune—L. luna.


In literature:

In the Rue de la Lune he found Finot waiting for him with a request for one of his short articles.
"A Distinguished Provincial at Paris" by Honore de Balzac
Of course, of course, you have read "L'Histoire Comique des etats et des Empires de la Lune"?
"And Even Now" by Max Beerbohm
And he followed Luned to the chamber of her mistress.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
La Neige and La Lune, her sisters, in the endeavor to procure another.
"Madame Chrysantheme" by Pierre Loti
Luned came and saluted her, but the Countess answered her not.
"The Mabinogion Vol. 1 (of 3)"
Lune de Miel perfume is now enjoying the same large demand in America as it has in Europe.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
De l'influence de la lune sur l'atmosphere terrestre, etc.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Luned or Lynet gave it to Owain, one of King Arthur's knights.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
I suppose it is Kirk-by-Lune's Dale?
"Hortus Inclusus" by John Ruskin
In the course of a few hours poor Lunes was brought to me in a most desolate condition.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer

In poetry:

And lo! the crescent of a crystal moon,
And great cloud-feathers flushed with crimson light
Drifting above the pureness of her lune,
Rent from the wings of night.
"Along The Ohio" by Madison Julius Cawein
Mon verre est plein d'un vin trembleur comme une flamme
Ecoutez la chanson lente d'un batelier
Qui raconte avoir vu sous la lune sept femmes
Tordre leurs cheveux verts et longs jusqu'à leurs pieds
"Rhénane d'Automne" by Guillaume Apollinaire

In news:

It is called Clair de Lune.
The following songs, because I love them: "Clair de Lune," "Take Me Home Tonight," "Raspberry Beret".
Music for Un-Romantics: "Clair de Lune" from Claude Debussy's Suite bergamasque.
Fans have been over the moon for Claude Debussy 's "Clair de Lune" since it was first published in 1905 as the third movement of Debussy 's now famous piano suite, "Suite Bergamasque.
A wonderful shop owner and clothes at Lune in Paris gave some international warmth to me and my American travelers.
Luna Lune 's Album Release Party.
Luna Lune 's new album, Walk With Me.
The 17-year-old death's have inspired her siblings to start a folk-rock band, Luna Lune .
It is called Clair de Lune .
Steve Epp, Nathan Keepers, Dominique Serrand and Jennifer Baldwin Peden (foreground) perform in Theater de la Jeune Lune 's "Fishtank".
(Image courtesy Theater de la Jeune Lune .
Air Le Voyage Dans La Lune .
Jeune Lune's production of Molière's tragicomedy settles in on home turf after stops in Boston and Louisville.
A Yale Repertory production brings together Theatre de la Jeune Lune alums on the Guthrie stage for some 18th century slapstick ridden with contemporary references.
Luna Lune brings Barton family together in memory of Sophie.

In science:

G0 consists of the cells in the interior of the lune: one vertex, six edges, and six chambers.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
The bigger semigroup G contains, in addition, the six vertices and six edges on the boundary of the lune, as well as the empty cell (which is the identity of G ).
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
That is, (p, q) is an edge of RN G(V ) iff Lune(p, q) does not contain any other points of V , where Lune(p, q) is defined as the intersection of two discs centered at p, q each with radius d(p, q) (see, e.g., Jaromczyk and Toussaint (1992)).
Extension of One-Dimensional Proximity Regions to Higher Dimensions