half-moon half-moon

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail
  2. (n) the time at which the Moon is at first or last quarter when half its face is illuminated

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It was anyone's bet who faced a more dire risk, the hunted in terrorist cells or the hunters in humvees, along with whom I was riding under a half-moon.
  2. During the Andropov era, the KGB's foreign directorate moved out of the Dzerzhinsky Square headquarters to a large, modern, half-moon-shaped office building on the Moscow Ring Road.
  3. Your ankles are strapped into half-moon-shaped foot cuffs lined with canvas.

News

  • On the market: 'Four Maples' offers spaciousness, privacy

    The colonial at 175 Adams Lane in New Canaan, on the market for $2,475,000, is called "Four Maples" by the owners as its large half-moon turn around driveway is fronted by a splendid line of four red maples.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: The New Canaan News

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