Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

new moon

the moon either when in conjunction with the sun or soon after, being either invisible or visible only as a slender crescent.
the phase of the moon at this time.
Origin of new moon
before 1000; Middle English; Old English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for new moon
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The old lady insisted that I should begin it on the first evening of the new moon, and at no other time but then.

    Blanco y Colorado William C. Tetley
  • When she is thus in conjunction with the sun, she is called the new moon.

  • Should a son or a daughter be born on the new moon in April, they will become thieves.

  • I wish the potion had been made in the new moon; however, it has been blessed.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • But the new moon seen over the right shoulder, or straight in front, portends fortune as smiling as her own bright rays.

    Health, Happiness, and Longevity Louis Philippe McCarty
British Dictionary definitions for new moon

new moon

the moon when it appears as a narrow waxing crescent
the time at which this occurs
(astronomy) one of the four principal phases of the moon, occurring when it lies between the earth and the sun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
new moon in Science
new moon
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for new moon

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for new

Scrabble Words With Friends