Blue Moon

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  • blue moon — lue moon The second full moon occurring in the same month; derived from the expression {once in a blue moon}; as, we had a blue moon on January 31, 1999, and another in March. [PJC] {once in a blue moon} very rarely; from the observation that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blue Moon — (рус. Голубая Луна)  английское название астрономического явления голубой луны, имеющее, кроме того, следующие значения: Содержание 1 В музыке 2 На экране 3 В литератур …   Википедия

  • blue moon — Moon Moon (m[=oo]n), n. [OE. mone, AS. m[=o]na; akin to D. maan, OS. & OHG. m[=a]no, G. mond, Icel. m[=a]ni, Dan. maane, Sw. m[*a]ne, Goth. m[=e]na, Lith. men[*u], L. mensis month, Gr. mh nh moon, mh n month, Skr. m[=a]s moon, month; prob. from a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue moon — n. [< a rare atmospheric condition in which layers of smoke, dust, etc., as from forest fires, volcanoes, etc., cause the surface of the moon to appear to be blue] a very long time once in a blue moon very seldom; almost never …   English World dictionary

  • blue moon — 1821 as a specific term in the sense very rarely, perhaps suggesting something that, in fact, never happens (Cf. at the Greek calends); suggested earliest in this couplet from 1528: Yf they say the mone is blewe, We must beleve that it is true.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Blue moon — This article is about the astronomical phenomenon. For other uses, see Blue Moon (disambiguation). 31 December 2009 Blue Moon with partial lunar eclipse A blue moon can refer to the third full moon in a season with four full moons …   Wikipedia

  • Blue Moon — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 Cinéma et télévision 2 Musique 3 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • blue moon — /blu ˈmun/ (say blooh moohn) noun 1. the second full moon in a calendar month, such second full moons occurring slightly less than once a year. –phrase 2. once in a blue moon, seldom; very rarely. {? from the US Maine Farmers Almanac (1932) which …   Australian English dictionary

  • blue moon — noun a long time something that happens once in blue moon almost never happens • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism • Hypernyms: ↑long time, ↑age, ↑years * * * noun once in a blue moon …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue moon — noun Date: 1821 1. a very long period of time usually used in the phrase once in a blue moon < such people happen along only once in a blue moon Saturday Review > 2. a second full moon in a calendar month …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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