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The light reflected from the surface of the moon.
intr.v. moon·light·ed, moon·light·ing, moon·lights Informal
To work at another job, often at night, in addition to one's full-time job.

moon′light′er n.


1. (Astronomy) Also called: moonshine light from the sun received on earth after reflection by the moon
2. (Astronomy) (modifier) illuminated by the moon: a moonlight walk.
3. short for moonlight flit
vb, -lights, -lighting or -lighted
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (intr) informal to work at a secondary job, esp at night, and often illegitimately
ˈmoonˌlighter n



1. the light of the moon.
2. to work at an additional job after one's regular, full-time employment, as at night.
[1325–75; Middle English monelight]
moon′light`er, n.


Past participle: moonlighted
Gerund: moonlighting

I moonlight
you moonlight
he/she/it moonlights
we moonlight
you moonlight
they moonlight
I moonlighted
you moonlighted
he/she/it moonlighted
we moonlighted
you moonlighted
they moonlighted
Present Continuous
I am moonlighting
you are moonlighting
he/she/it is moonlighting
we are moonlighting
you are moonlighting
they are moonlighting
Present Perfect
I have moonlighted
you have moonlighted
he/she/it has moonlighted
we have moonlighted
you have moonlighted
they have moonlighted
Past Continuous
I was moonlighting
you were moonlighting
he/she/it was moonlighting
we were moonlighting
you were moonlighting
they were moonlighting
Past Perfect
I had moonlighted
you had moonlighted
he/she/it had moonlighted
we had moonlighted
you had moonlighted
they had moonlighted
I will moonlight
you will moonlight
he/she/it will moonlight
we will moonlight
you will moonlight
they will moonlight
Future Perfect
I will have moonlighted
you will have moonlighted
he/she/it will have moonlighted
we will have moonlighted
you will have moonlighted
they will have moonlighted
Future Continuous
I will be moonlighting
you will be moonlighting
he/she/it will be moonlighting
we will be moonlighting
you will be moonlighting
they will be moonlighting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been moonlighting
you have been moonlighting
he/she/it has been moonlighting
we have been moonlighting
you have been moonlighting
they have been moonlighting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been moonlighting
you will have been moonlighting
he/she/it will have been moonlighting
we will have been moonlighting
you will have been moonlighting
they will have been moonlighting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been moonlighting
you had been moonlighting
he/she/it had been moonlighting
we had been moonlighting
you had been moonlighting
they had been moonlighting
I would moonlight
you would moonlight
he/she/it would moonlight
we would moonlight
you would moonlight
they would moonlight
Past Conditional
I would have moonlighted
you would have moonlighted
he/she/it would have moonlighted
we would have moonlighted
you would have moonlighted
they would have moonlighted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moonlight - the light of the Moonmoonlight - the light of the Moon; "moonlight is the smuggler's enemy"; "the Moon was bright enough to read by"
light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
moon ray, moonbeam, moon-ray - a ray of moonlight
Verb1.moonlight - work a second job, usually after hours; "The law student is moonlighting as a taxi driver"
do work, work - be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"
ضَوء القَمَريَعْمَلُ في وَظيفَةٍ ثانِيَه
měsíční svitmít druhé zaměstnání
holdfényholdvilágmásodállást vállal
mesačný svitpracovať v druhom zamestnanírobiť fušky
Ay ışığıgece ikinci bir iş yapmakmehtap


A. Nluz f de la luna
by moonlight; in the moonlighta la luz de la luna
B. VIpracticar el pluriempleo
he moonlights as a taxi driveren sus ratos libres trabaja de taxista
C. CPD moonlight flit N (Brit) → mudanza f a la chita callando
to do a moonlight flitlargarse a la chita callando


nclair m de lune
in the moonlight → au clair de lune
vitravailler au noir pour compléter ses ressources
She moonlighted as a waitress → Elle travaillait au noir comme serveuse pour compléter ses ressources.


1. nchiaro di luna
in the moonlight → al chiaro di luna
2. vi (fam) → fare del lavoro nero
3. adj (walk) → al chiaro di luna
to do a moonlight flit (Brit) (fam) traslocare di notte per non pagare l'affitto


(muːn) noun
1. the heavenly body that moves once round the earth in a month and reflects light from the sun. The moon was shining brightly; Spacemen landed on the moon.
2. any of the similar bodies moving round the other planets. the moons of Jupiter.
ˈmoonless adjective
(of a night) dark and having no moonlight.
ˈmoonbeam noun
a beam of light reflected from the moon.
ˈmoonlight noun, adjective
(made with the help of) the light reflected by the moon. The sea looked silver in the moonlight; a moonlight raid.
to work at a second job, often at night, in addition to one's regular job. He earns so little that he has to moonlight.
moonlighting noun
ˈmoonlit adjective
lit by the moon. a moonlit hillside.
moon about/around
to wander around as if dazed, eg because one is in love.
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Instant silence fell on the gay throng, and not a sound, but he dash of fountains or the rustle of orange groves sleeping in the moonlight, broke the hush, as Count de Adelon spoke thus:
Alice did not blame Ned Currie for what had hap- pened in the moonlight in the field, but felt that she could never marry another man.
I thought about the friends he had mourned to leave, the trombone-player, the great forest full of game--belonging, as Antonia said, to the `nobles'-- from which she and her mother used to steal wood on moonlight nights.
She watched his figure pass in and out of the strips of moonlight.
He only grasped his rifle more firmly, and fastened his eyes upon the narrow opening, through which he gazed upon the moonlight view with increasing anxiety.
I even said so to John one moonlight evening, but he said what I felt was a DRAUGHT, and shut the window.
In the glamour of the moonlight they had vanished; a veil of silver-gray vapor touched here and there with ebony shadows masked its site.
Through the foliage that roofed the little summer-house the moonlight flickered to and fro, and fell silvery white on the dark floor, the table, and the circular bench, with a continual shift and play, according as the chinks and wayward crevices among the twigs admitted or shut out the glimmer.
Moonlight, in a familiar room, falling so white upon the carpet, and showing all its figures so distinctly -- making every object so minutely visible, yet so unlike a morning or noontide visibility -- is a medium the most suitable for a romance-writer to get acquainted with his illusive guests.
As soon as I appeared in the moonlight on the terrace, he had come to me as straight as possible; on which I had taken his hand without a word and led him, through the dark spaces, up the staircase where Quint had so hungrily hovered for him, along the lobby where I had listened and trembled, and so to his forsaken room.
Now, with elated step, they pace the planks in twos and threes, and humorously discourse of parlors, sofas, carpets, and fine cambrics; propose to mat the deck; think of having hangings to the top; object not to taking tea by moonlight on the piazza of the forecastle.
It was nearly two feet long, printed on calendered paper, with a selection of colors so bright that they shone even in the moonlight.