full moon


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full moon

n.
1. The phase of the moon at which the moon, as viewed from Earth, appears to be fully illuminated by the sun. The full phase marks the half-way point of a single revolution of the moon around the earth.
2. The period of the month when such a moon occurs.

full moon

n
1. (Astronomy) one of the four phases of the moon, occurring when the earth lies between the sun and the moon so that the moon is visible as a fully illuminated disc
2. (Astronomy) the moon in this phase
3. (Astronomy) the time at which this occurs

full′ moon′


n.
1. the moon when the whole of its disk is illuminated, occurring when in opposition to the sun.
2. the phase of the moon at this time.
[before 1000]

full moon

(fo͝ol)
The phase of the moon in which it is visible as a fully illuminated disk. This phase occurs when the moon is on the opposite side of Earth as the sun and is not in Earth's shadow. See more at moon. Compare new moon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.full moon - the time when the Moon is fully illuminatedfull moon - the time when the Moon is fully illuminated; "the moon is at the full"
month - a time unit of approximately 30 days; "he was given a month to pay the bill"
phase of the moon - a time when the Moon presents a particular recurring appearance
harvest moon - the full moon nearest the September equinox
Translations
بَدِربَدْر
úplněk
fuldmåne
täysikuu
pun mjesec
telihold
fullt tungl
満月
보름달
spln
fullmåne
พระจันทร์เต็มดวง
trăng tròn

full moon

nluna piena

full

(ful) adjective
1. holding or containing as much as possible. My basket is full.
2. complete. a full year; a full account of what happened.
3. (of clothes) containing a large amount of material. a full skirt.
adverb
1. completely. Fill the petrol tank full.
2. exactly; directly. She hit him full in the face.
ˈfully adverb
1. completely. He was fully aware of what was happening; fully-grown dogs.
2. quite; at least. It will take fully three days.
ˌfull-ˈlength adjective
1. complete; of the usual or standard length. a full-length novel.
2. down to the feet. a full-length portrait.
full moon
(the time of) the moon when it appears at its most complete. There is a full moon tonight.
ˌfull-ˈscale adjective
(of a drawing etc) of the same size as the subject. a full-scale drawing of a flower.
full stop
a written or printed point (.) marking the end of a sentence; a period.
ˌfull-ˈtime adjective, adverb
occupying one's working time completely. a full-time job; She works full-time now.
fully-fledged adjective
1. (as in bird) having grown its feathers and ready to fly.
2. fully trained, qualified etc. He's now a fully-fledged teacher.
full of
1. filled with; containing or holding very much or very many. The bus was full of people.
2. completely concerned with. She rushed into the room full of the news.
in full
completely. Write your name in full; He paid his bill in full.
to the full
to the greatest possible extent. to enjoy life to the full.

full moon

بَدْر úplněk fuldmåne Vollmond πανσέληνος luna llena täysikuu pleine lune pun mjesec luna piena 満月 보름달 volle maan fullmåne pełnia księżyca lua cheia полнолуние fullmåne พระจันทร์เต็มดวง dolunay trăng tròn 满月
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His laugh was as hearty and frequent as ever, and his face as much like the full moon as it always had been.
Thus they remarked that, during full moon, the disc appeared scored in certain parts with white lines; and, during the phases, with black.
All rather stout automobile manufacturers are sad when there is a full moon.
 "Uncle of the Full Moon," was the reply, "deign to know that they
The full moon was about three hours above the eastern horizon; the entire countryside had the solemn stillness of a summer night; our footfalls and the ceaseless song of the katydids were the only sound aloof.
Obtaining a leave of absence, he set foot in the late summer afternoon, and soon after the rising of the full moon was walking up the gravel path leading to the dwelling in which he had been born.
Although a fog rolled over the city in the small hours, the early part of the night was cloudless, and the lane, which the maid's window overlooked, was brilliantly lit by the full moon.
The evening light had quite faded, and the full moon was already shining down upon the forest, when the young man heard a slight rustling sound.
It was the big June run-out of the full moon, and as the ebb had yet an hour and a half to run, I knew that our anchorage would be dry ground before slack water.
For just then went the full moon, silent as death, over the house; just then did it stand still, a glowing globe--at rest on the flat roof, as if on some one's property:--
We had the phenomenon of a full moon located just in the same spot in the heavens at the same hour every night.
That very night, at twelve o'clock, in eighteen hours, exactly at the full moon, they would reach its brilliant disc.