Definition of Luna

1. Noun. (Roman mythology) the goddess of the Moon; counterpart of Greek Selene.

Category relationships: Roman Mythology
Generic synonyms: Roman Deity



Definition of Luna

1. n. The moon.

Definition of Luna

1. Proper noun. The name of Earth's moon. ¹

2. Proper noun. (Roman god) The Roman name of the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene. ¹

3. Proper noun. ( female given name). ¹

4. Noun. (entomology) A luna moth: a member of species ''Actias luna''. ¹

5. Noun. (Christianity especially Catholicism and Anglicanism) A '''lunette''': a crescent-shaped receptacle, often glass, for holding the (consecrated) host (the bread of communion) upright when exposed in the monstrance. (defdate from 19th c.)“[ luna]” in Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum (editors), ''An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church: A User-Friendly Reference for Episcopalians'', Church Publishing, Inc. (2000), ISBN 978-0-89869-211-2. ¹

6. Noun. (Hawaii) A foreman on a plantation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Luna

1. an alchemical designation for silver [n -S]

Medical Definition of Luna

1. 1. The moon. 2. Silver. Luna cornea, a very large and beautiful American moth (Actias luna). Its wings are delicate light green, with a stripe of purple along the front edge of the anterior wings, the other margins being edged with pale yellow. Each wing has a lunate spot surrounded by rings of light yellow, blue, and black. The caterpillar commonly feeds on the hickory, sassafras, and maple. Origin: L.; akin to lucere to shine. See Light, and cf. Lune. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Luna

lumpish
lumpishly
lumpishness
lumpishnesses
lumpkin
lumpkins
lumps
lumpsucker
lumpsuckers
lumpsum
lumpy
lumpy jaw
lumpy skin disease
lumpy skin disease virus
lums
luna (current term)
luna moth
lunacies
lunacy
lunanaut
lunanauts
lunar
lunar calendar
lunar cataclysm
lunar caustic
lunar crater
lunar day
lunar eclipse
lunar eclipses
lunar excursion module

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