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 for New moon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  New \New\ (n[=u]), a. [Compar. Newer (n[=u]"[~e]r); superl.
     Newest.] [OE. OE. newe, AS. niwe, neowe; akin to D. nieuw,
     OS. niwi, OHG. niuwi, G. neu, Icel. n[=y]r, Dan. & Sw. ny,
     Goth. niujis, Lith. naujas, Russ. novuii, Ir. nua, nuadh,
     Gael. nuadh, W. newydd, Armor. nevez, L. novus, Gr. ne`os,
     Skr. nava, and prob. to E. now. [root]263. See Now, and cf.
     Announce, Innovate, Neophyte, Novel.]
     1. Having existed, or having been made, but a short time;
        having originated or occured lately; having recently come
        into existence, or into one's possession; not early or
        long in being; of late origin; recent; fresh; modern; --
        opposed to old, as, a new coat; a new house; a new book;
        a new fashion. "Your new wife." --Chaucer.
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     2. Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately
        manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new
        planet; new scenes.
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     3. Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now
        commencing; different from what has been; as, a new year;
        a new course or direction.
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     4. As if lately begun or made; having the state or quality of
        original freshness; also, changed for the better;
        renovated; unworn; untried; unspent; as, rest and travel
        made him a new man.
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              Steadfasty purposing to lead a new life. --Bk. of
                                                    Com. Prayer.
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              Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost
              new.                                  --Bacon.
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     5. Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient
        descent; not previously known or famous. --Addison.
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     6. Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed.
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              New to the plow, unpracticed in the trace. --Pope.
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     7. Fresh from anything; newly come.
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              New from her sickness to that northern air.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     New birth. See under Birth.
  
     New Church, or New Jerusalem Church, the church holding
        the doctrines taught by Emanuel Swedenborg. See
        Swedenborgian.
  
     New heart (Theol.), a heart or character changed by the
        power of God, so as to be governed by new and holy
        motives.
  
     New land, land cleared and cultivated for the first time.
        
  
     New light. (Zool.) See Crappie.
  
     New moon.
        (a) The moon in its first quarter, or when it first
            appears after being invisible.
        (b) The day when the new moon is first seen; the first day
            of the lunar month, which was a holy day among the
            Jews. --2 Kings iv. 23.
  
     New Red Sandstone (Geol.), an old name for the formation
        immediately above the coal measures or strata, now divided
        into the Permian and Trias. See Sandstone.
  
     New style. See Style.
  
     New testament. See under Testament.
  
     New world, the land of the Western Hemisphere; -- so called
        because not known to the inhabitants of the Eastern
        Hemisphere until recent times.
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     Syn: Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See Novel.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  new moon
      n 1: the time at which the Moon appears as a narrow waxing
           crescent [syn: new moon, new phase of the moon]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "new moon":
     artificial satellite, crescent, crescent moon, decrescent,
     decrescent moon, demilune, full moon, gibbous moon, half-moon,
     harvest moon, increscent, increscent moon, moon, orb of night,
     queen of heaven, queen of night, satellite, silvery moon,
     the wandering Moon, waning crescent moon, waning moon,
     waxing crescent moon, waxing moon, wet moon
  
  

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