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Meaning of "moonshining" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MOONSHINING

moonshining  [ˈmuːnʃaɪnɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MOONSHINING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Moonshining is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MOONSHINING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

moonshining

Moonshine

Moonshine, white lightning, mountain dew, hooch, and Tennessee white whiskey are terms used to describe high-proof distilled spirits, generally produced illicitly. Moonshine is typically made with corn mash as the main ingredient. The word "moonshine" is believed to derive from the term "moonrakers" used for early English smugglers and the clandestine nature of the operations of illegal Appalachian distillers who produced and distributed whiskey. The distillation was done at night to avoid discovery.

Definition of moonshining in the English dictionary

The definition of moonshining in the dictionary is the practice of illegally making or smuggling distilled spirits.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MOONSHINING


combining
kəmˈbaɪnɪŋ
declining
dɪˈklaɪnɪŋ
designing
dɪˈzaɪnɪŋ
fining
ˈfaɪnɪŋ
gold-mining
ˈɡəʊldˌmaɪnɪŋ
interlining
ˈɪntəˌlaɪnɪŋ
intertwining
ˌɪntəˈtwaɪnɪŋ
lining
ˈlaɪnɪŋ
mining
ˈmaɪnɪŋ
outshining
ˌaʊtˈʃaɪnɪŋ
reclining
rɪˈklaɪnɪŋ
redlining
ˌrɛdˈlaɪnɪŋ
shining
ˈʃaɪnɪŋ
signing
ˈsaɪnɪŋ
slacklining
ˈslækˌlaɪnɪŋ
streamlining
ˈstriːmˌlaɪnɪŋ
twining
ˈtwaɪnɪŋ
underlining
ˌʌndəˈlaɪnɪŋ
unrepining
ˌʌnrɪˈpaɪnɪŋ
whining
ˈwaɪnɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MOONSHINING

moonraker
moonraking
moonrise
moonrock
moonsail
moonscape
moonseed
moonset
moonshine
moonshiner
moonshiny
moonship
moonshot
moonstone
moonstricken
moonstruck
moonwalk
moonwalker
moonward
moonwards

WORDS THAT END LIKE MOONSHINING

adjoining
bargaining
basic training
beginning
data mining
determining
draining
entertaining
in-service training
in training
management training
off-the-job training
on-the-job training
out of training
potty training
remaining
silver lining
sustaining
teacher training
training
weight training

Synonyms and antonyms of moonshining in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «moonshining» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MOONSHINING

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The translations of moonshining from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «moonshining» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

moonshining
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

moonshining
570 millions of speakers

English

moonshining
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

moonshining
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

moonshining
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

самогоноварение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

moonshining
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

moonshining
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

moonshining
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Moonshining
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

moonshining
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

moonshining
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

moonshining
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Moonshining
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

moonshining
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

moonshining
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चंद्रमार्ग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kaçak içki
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

moonshining
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

moonshining
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

самогоноваріння
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

moonshining
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

moonshining
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

moonshining
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hembränning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

moonshining
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of moonshining

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MOONSHINING»

The term «moonshining» is regularly used and occupies the 105.433 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MOONSHINING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about moonshining

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MOONSHINING»

Discover the use of moonshining in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to moonshining and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How ...
Written by the founders of Kings County Distillery, New York City’s first distillery since Prohibition, this spirited illustrated book explores America’s age-old love affair with whiskey.
David Haskell, Colin Spoelman, 2013
2
Moonshining as a Fine Art: The Foxfire Americana Library (1)
The history of moonshining is a long one, and no one tells it better than the men who once made a living from it deep in the heart of Appalachia.
Foxfire Fund, Inc., 2011
3
The second oldest profession: an informal history of ...
A complete study which traces the history of moonshining from colonial times through the 1960s. Makes good use of contemporary reports of revenuers in telling his story, which is always colorful and often violent.
Jess Carr, 1972
4
Kentucky Moonshine
Thus, the licit and illicit branches of the distilling industry grew up side by side in the state. This is the story of the illicit side -- the moonshiners' craft and craftsmanship, as practiced in Kentucky.
David W. Maurer, 2013
5
Great Smoky Mountains
The greater the federal tax on alcoholic spirits, the greater the inducement for moonshining. Just as often, however, the moonshiner drank away any profits, and this often led to impoverishment of the family. Nevertheless, there appeared to be ...
‎2003
6
Appalachia: A History
... summoned into court occasionally during the 1870s and 1880s on moonshining charges, and also with his oldest son, Johnson (or Johnsel, a high- spirited young man whose first conviction for moonshining was facilitated hy an informant, ...
John Alexander Williams, 2002
7
Moonshiner's Son
" This is when Tom and his father begin their campaign to match wits with the preacher and try to outsmart the law officers he calls in. Tom's father is eloquent in defense of a way of life long and respectfully lived by the Higgins family.
Carolyn Reeder, 2008
8
Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930
... otherwise fiercely local groups of moonshiners." Whitecapping in the defense of moonshining did on occasion expand beyond attacks on revenue informers and agents to include the punishment of both immoral whites and wayward blacks.
William Fitzhugh Brundage, 1993
9
Moonshining and Kentucky Politics: The Odd Couple?
Typescript.
Rhonda E. Maners, 1977
10
The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain ...
This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living.
Foxfire Fund, Inc., Eliot Wigginton, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MOONSHINING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term moonshining is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Popular Carowinds roller coaster gives its final ride
Thunder Road was named after a 1959 Robert Mitchum movie about an illegal moonshining business, and over the years it ran more than 40 ... «CL Charlotte, Jul 15»
2
ABC agent retires from busting moonshiners
The investigation stopped one of the biggest cock-fighting rings in the nation, along with dismantling various moonshining and gambling ... «Franklin News Post, Jul 15»
3
Weekend events include hikes, Build It Day, more
... chair-caning, moonshining, broom-making, basket-making, pottery, quilting, spinning, knitting, weaving, woodcarving, metalsmithing, leather ... «Greenville News, Jul 15»
4
Big Dog Daddy's Roadhouse plans expansion
Although he spent many years in the corporate world, his grandpa's moonshining roots did not leave him. When not working in an office setting, ... «Pierce County Herald, Jul 15»
5
Bootlegger's Bash at Carnton Plantation Next Month
Bootlegging (or moonshining) was big business in all over the state, dating back a decade before the nationwide prohibition made alcoholic ... «Nashville Scene, Jul 15»
6
Adam Bittner: When it comes to Confederate flags, NASCAR needs …
Certain segments of the fan base have long resented the increasingly corporate and sanitized nature of the sport known for its moonshining ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»
7
Fond du Lac area library news for week of July 13, 2015
20: Moonshining and Bootlegging in the Holy Land, presented by John Jenkins. Sept. 17: Railroading in Early Fond du Lac, presented by Tracy ... «Fond du Lac Reporter, Jul 15»
8
Electric Forest 2015 | Review and Photos
He was an amazing lyricist that reminded me of a moonshining Eminem. Meeting new people and talking about the world is the best part about ... «Grateful Web, Jul 15»
9
History of FdL and WWI discussed July 16 at library
20: Moonshining and Bootlegging in the Holy Land, presented by John Jenkins. •Sept. 17: Railroading in Early Fond du Lac, presented by ... «Fond du Lac Reporter, Jul 15»
10
Bubba Watson will paint over the General Lee's Confederate Flag
But NASCAR was built on moonshining, so the show was built on moonshining. I thought it was fun. I didn't buy the car to get publicity; I bought ... «The Sports Bank, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Moonshining [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/moonshining>. Sep 2019 ».
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