• WordNet 3.6
    • n moonbeam a ray of moonlight
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Moonbeam A ray of light from the moon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n moonbeam A ray of light from the moon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Moonbeam a beam of light from the moon
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. móna; cf. Ger. mond, L. mensis, Gr. mēnē.


In literature:

The window-blind was not drawn, and broad moonbeams poured through the panes.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
A glancing moonbeam had that time lighted her beauty.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Silence, and the quiet moonbeams, and the broad, deep shadow of the ruined wall!
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
Very brightly did the moon shine on the night I answered the call, and I walked out over the waters to the White Ship on a bridge of moonbeams.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
A moonbeam fell on something shining that leant against a kitchen chair.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
A moonbeam creeps into the attic and transfigures the haunted chamber with a sheen of silver mist.
"Threads of Grey and Gold" by Myrtle Reed
At that time I lived only to see a shadow on the barred windows, a hand open a lattice, a veiled head glide by through the moonbeams.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 26, July 1880." by Various
Moonbeams are playing in the roses, and nestling in the lilies, and rocking to and fro upon the bosom of the stream.
"Rossmoyne" by Unknown
But there was still much to be wished for in the case of Cheerful Grigg, the twins, Sunbeam and Moonbeam, and Lily White.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
How clearly it stands out now beneath the moonbeams.
"Portia" by Duchess

In poetry:

The moonbeams play in her raven hair;
And the soft breeze kisses her brow;
But if your sailor-boy, love, were there,
He would kiss your sweet lips I trow.
"Sailor-Boy's Song" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
I envy every Southern night
That paves her path with moonbeams white,
And silvers all the leaves for her,
And in their shadow weaves for her
A dream of dear delight.
"A Lover's Envy" by Henry Van Dyke
Fair are the flowers, but she’s fairer far,
Lovelier she than the Evening Star,
Pure as the moonbeams that tremulous shine,
Flooding the earth with their sheen divine.
"White Canoe—A Legend Of Niagara Falls" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
Not stars, not sun, not moonbeams sweet,
Could make my heart with rapture beat.
'Tis love alone that smilingly
Peers forth from Nature's blissful eye,
As from a mirror ever!
"The Triumph Of Love" by Friedrich von Schiller
What to me the starlight still,
Or the moonbeams' splendour,
If I do not feel the thrill
Of thy fingers slender?
Summer nights in vain are clear,
If thy footstep be not near.
"A Night In June" by Alfred Austin
In through the window a moonbeam comes,—
Little gold moonbeam with misty wings;
All silently creeping, it asks, "Is he sleeping—
Sleeping and dreaming while mother sings?"
"Japanese Lullaby" by Eugene Field

In news:

Hootenanny, The Moonbeams, Kamasi Washington.
Don't give in to Moonbeam.
Asked Gov (Jerry) Brown why he was called Moonbeam Brown while he was governor in the late 1960s.
California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown was once known as "Governor Moonbeam" because of his eccentric manner way back in the 1970s, when he served two terms in the same office he's trying for now.
Iscariote Moonbeam And the Dark Envy / Iscariote: Our Dreams Walking Their Way.
Governor Moonbeam 's Tax-Hungry California Swings And Misses, Again.
Brown Jokes About ' Moonbeam ' Label in JPL Visit.
Jerry Brown briefly reinstated his "Governor Moonbeam " nickname during a visit with the NASA scientists who successfully landed the Curiosity rover on Mars.
Gov Moonbeam 's 'Hydrogen Highway.
Movies & Moonbeams feature presentation of "Hop", rated G, on.
Gary Johnson, New Mexico's 'Governor Moonbeam ' and G.O.P.
Great Plains staff over the Moonbeam.
STAFF at Winnipeg's Great Plains Publications are over the moon, or the Moonbeam, after two of the company's young adult novels won awards this fall.
Great Plains staff over the Moonbeam.
Gov Moonbeam's ' Hydrogen Highway.