new moon


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new moon

n.
1. The phase of the moon at which the moon, as viewed from Earth, does not appear to be illuminated by the sun. The new phase marks the beginning of a single revolution of the moon around the earth.
2. The period of the month when such a moon occurs.

new moon

n
1. (Astronomy) the moon when it appears as a narrow waxing crescent
2. (Astronomy) the time at which this occurs
3. (Astronomy) astronomy one of the four principal phases of the moon, occurring when it lies between the earth and the sun

new′ moon′


n.
1. the moon either when in conjunction with the sun or soon after, being either invisible or visible only as a slender crescent.
2. the phase of the moon at this time.

new moon

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The phase of the moon that occurs when it passes between Earth and the sun, making it either invisible or visible only as a thin crescent at sunset. See more at moon. Compare full moon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.new moon - the time at which the Moon appears as a narrow waxing crescentnew moon - the time at which the Moon appears as a narrow waxing crescent
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
References in classic literature ?
He said he druther see the new moon over his left shoulder as much as a thousand times than take up a snake-skin in his hand.
One night in January when there was a new moon George Willard, who was in Ed Handby's mind the only obstacle to his getting Belle Carpenter, went for a walk.
Then he remembered that it was about the time of the new moon, and if that tricksy orb was in one of its stages of visibility it had set long before.
The road from the north curved a little to the east just there, and the road from the west swung out a little to the south; so that the grave, with its tall red grass that was never mowed, was like a little island; and at twilight, under a new moon or the clear evening star, the dusty roads used to look like soft grey rivers flowing past it.
With the point of his knife he made two round eyes, a three-cornered nose, and a mouth shaped like a new moon.
It is quite visible from the earth; and astronomers can study it with ease, particularly during the phase between the last quarter and the new moon, because then the shadows are thrown lengthways from east to west, allowing them to measure the heights.
There's a new moon tonight, so may be you'll get your wish," said Peter.
Anne sighed and betook herself to the back yard, over which a young new moon was shining through the leafless poplar boughs from an apple-green western sky, and where Matthew was splitting wood.
The evening sky that had been so clear was clouded with smoke, through which, high up, the sickle of the new moon shone strangely.
I inferred from the methodical nature of Miss Skiffins's arrangements that she made tea there every Sunday night; and I rather suspected that a classic brooch she wore, representing the profile of an undesirable female with a very straight nose and a very new moon, was a piece of portable property that had been given her by Wemmick.
Never had we so worshipful a guest before," said Robin; "and as the new moon is beginning to silver the leaves, I shall bear you company myself for part of the way.
As he reached the door the new moon shone upon his face, just as the old one had done in the small hours of that morning when he had carried his wife in his arms across the river to the graveyard of the monks; but his face was thinner now.