new moon

new moon
noun Date: before 12th century 1. the moon's phase when it is in conjunction with the sun so that its dark side is toward the earth; also the thin crescent moon seen shortly after sunset for a few days after the actual occurrence of the new moon phase 2. the first day of each Jewish month marked by a special liturgy

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  • new moon — new moons N COUNT: usu sing A new moon is the moon when it first appears as a thin curved shape at the start of its four week cycle. The new moon is also the time of the month when the moon appears in this way. ...the pale crescent of a new moon …   English dictionary

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  • new moon — n. 1. the first phase of the moon when it is between the earth and the sun, with its dark side toward the earth: it is followed by the waxing crescent phase: see MOON 2. the time of the new moon …   English World dictionary

  • new moon — n 1.) [C usually singular] the moon when it first appears in the sky as a thin ↑crescent 2.) [U] the time of the month at which the moon is first seen →↑full moon, half moon ↑half moon …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • new moon — noun singular a moon that appears after a night when there was no moon. It looks like a thin curve in the sky …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • new moon — new′ moon′ n. 1) astron. the moon either when in conjunction with the sun or soon after, being either invisible or visible only as a slender crescent 2) astron. the phase of the moon at this time …   From formal English to slang

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  • new moon — ► NOUN ▪ the phase of the moon when it first appears as a slender crescent …   English terms dictionary

  • New moon — For other uses, see New moon (disambiguation). The new moon phase In astronomical terminology, the new moon is the lunar phase that occurs when the Moon, in its monthly orbital motion around Earth, lies between Earth and the Sun, and is therefore …   Wikipedia

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