waning moon

The moon at any time after full moon and before new moon.

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  • waning moon — the moon at any time after full moon and before new moon (so called because its illuminated area is decreasing). Also called old moon. Cf. waxing moon. See diag. under moon. [bef. 1000; ME; OE] * * * …   Universalium

  • waning moon — the moon at any time after full moon and before new moon (so called because its illuminated area is decreasing). Also called old moon. Cf. waxing moon. See diag. under moon. [bef. 1000; ME; OE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • waning moon — /weɪnɪŋ ˈmun/ (say wayning moohn) noun → moon (def. 2f) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Waning (Moon) —    The phases of the Moon going from full to non existent. See Waxing …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • waning — I noun a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent (Freq. 1) the waning of his enthusiasm was obvious the waxing and waning of the moon • Ant: ↑waxing • Derivationally related forms: ↑wane …   Useful english dictionary

  • moon — /mun / (say moohn) noun 1. (often upper case) the body which revolves around the earth monthly at a mean distance of 384 403 km, accompanying the earth in its annual revolution about the sun. It is 3476 km in diameter, and its mass is 0.0123 that …   Australian English dictionary

  • moon — Synonyms and related words: April showers, Artemis, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Cynthia, Diana, Hecate, Hekate, Luna, Phoebe, Proteus, Selene, abundant year, academic year, annum, artificial satellite, be absent, bissextile year, bum around, calendar… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • waning — 1. adjective /ˈweɪ.nɪŋ/ a) Becoming weaker or smaller. his waning strength b) Especially of the lunar phase as it shrinks when viewed from the Earth. the waning moon 2. noun /ˈweɪ.nɪŋ/ …   Wiktionary

  • moon — mooner, n. moonless, adj. /moohn/, n. 1. the earth s natural satellite, orbiting the earth at a mean distance of 238,857 miles (384,393 km) and having a diameter of 2160 miles (3476 km). 2. this body during a particular lunar month, or during a… …   Universalium

  • moon — n 1. satellite, secondary planet, celestial body, Archaic. lamp. 2. new moon, increscent moon, waxing moon, decrescent moon, waning moon, old moon; crescent, lune, meniscus, half moon, demilune; full moon, hunter s moon, harvest moon; disk, orb,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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