moon light

moonlight

[moon-lahyt]
noun
1.
the light of the moon.
adjective
2.
pertaining to moonlight.
3.
illuminated by moonlight.
4.
occurring by moonlight, or at night.
verb (used without object), moonlighted, moonlighting.
5.
to work at an additional job after one's regular, full-time employment, as at night.

Origin:
1325–75; 1950–55 for def 5; Middle English monelight

moonlighter, noun
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moonlight (ˈmuːnˌlaɪt)
 
n
1.  Also called: moonshine light from the sun received on earth after reflection by the moon
2.  (modifier) illuminated by the moon: a moonlight walk
3.  short for moonlight flit
 
vb , -lights, -lighting, -lighted
4.  informal (intr) to work at a secondary job, esp at night, and often illegitimately
 
'moonlighter
 
n

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moonlight
"hold a second job, especially at night," 1957 (implied in moonlighting), from moonlighter (1954), from the notion of working by the light of the moon. Related: Moonlighting. Earlier the word had been used to mean "commit crimes at night" (1882). The noun meaning "light of the moon" is attested from
mid-14c. Moonlit (1830) is first attested in Tennyson.
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