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1. Architecture
a. A small, circular or crescent-shaped opening in a vaulted roof.
b. A crescent-shaped or semicircular space, usually over a door or window, that may contain another window, a sculpture, or a mural.
2. A fortification that has two projecting faces and two parallel flanks.
3. A broad, low-lying, typically crescent-shaped mound of sandy or loamy matter that is formed by the wind, especially along the windward side of a lake basin.

[French, from Old French lunete, moon-shaped object, diminutive of lune, moon, from Latin lūna; see lune.]


1. anything that is shaped like a crescent
2. (Architecture) an oval or circular opening to admit light in a dome
3. (Architecture) a semicircular panel containing a window, mural, or sculpture
4. (Automotive Engineering) a ring attached to a vehicle, into which a hook is inserted so that it can be towed
5. (Fortifications) a type of fortification like a detached bastion
6. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church Also called: lune a case fitted with a bracket to hold the consecrated host
[C16: from French: crescent, from lune moon, from Latin lūna]



1. any of various objects or spaces of crescentlike or semicircular outline or section.
2. an area in a wall enframed by an arch or vault.
3. a painting, sculpture, or window filling such an area.
[1570–80; < French, diminutive of lune moon < Latin lūna; see -ette]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lunette - temporary fortification like a detached bastion
fortification, munition - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
2.lunette - oval or circular opening; to allow light into a dome or vault
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
vault - an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
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You who have built that lunette with its retiring angles and its salient angles?
Lucy, apparently absorbed in a lunette, could hear the lecture again interrupted, the anxious, aggressive voice of the old man, the curt, injured replies of his opponent.
Hence the mere chance of seeing Will occasionally was like a lunette opened in the wall of her prison, giving her a glimpse of the sunny air; and this pleasure began to nullify her original alarm at what her husband might think about the introduction of Will as her uncle's guest.
Some of the neighborhood vendors will be at the SXU Health Fair are: Advocate Christ Center for Breast Care; Advocate Christ Hospital Cardiac and Stroke Prevention; Advocate Christ GI Medical Center; Athletico Physical Therapy; Axion Group; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois; Brannigan Chiropractic Center; Chiro One Wellness Center; Cook Country Department of Public Health; Core Fitness and Physical Therapy/Beverly Spinning; Cosco; Country House; Devine Nutrition; Fitzpatrick Dental; Heartland Blood Centers; Home Instead Senior Care; Illinois Secretary of State: Organ and Tissue Donor Registration; Life Alarm; Lunettes Eye care, MetroSouth Medical Center; Overeaters Anonymous; Pandit Foot and Ankle Clinic; Pillars; Running for Kicks; Sam's Club; and Walgreens.
L'ensemble comprend des roquettes explosives, des lunettes de vision nocturne et des mitrailleuses M-4.
Dans le cadre de la lutte antiterroriste et de la securisation des frontieres et lors d'une patrouille de reconnaissance, menee au niveau de la zone frontaliere de Bordj Badji Mokhtar a la 6eme Region militaire, un detachement de l'Armee nationale populaire a decouvert, cet apres-midi 29 septembre 2017, une cache d'armes (16 pieces) et de munitions contenant un (01) fusil lance-grenades, un (01) fusil a lunettes, cinq (05) pistolets mitrailleurs de type Kalachnikov, six (06) fusils semi-automatiques de type Simonov, trois (03) fusils a repetition, quatre (04) grenades offensives ainsi qu'une importante quantite de munitions de differents calibres", precise la meme source.
Durant son incarceration et suite aux tortures auxquelles il etait expose, il perdit ses paupieres et fut contraint de porter des lunettes de soleil pour le restant de sa vie.
Un accord-cadre de fournitures pour une dure d~un (1) an pour l~acquisition d~appareils de vision monoculaire thermique de poche et de lunettes thermiques au profit de la Police intgre structure 2 niveaux.
One way companies, like cult eyewear brand Odette Lunettes, are bridging this gap is through pop-up stores.
Outre les chorfas Amghraryines, des familles necessiteuses, des declamateurs du Saint Coran, des personnes atteintes de maladies, des eleves malvoyants, des personnes aux besoins specifiques et des orphelins ont egalement beneficie de ce don royal, sous forme de lunettes, de chaises roulantes et d'effets vestimentaires.
Age de 25 ans, le frele soldat vetu d'un uniforme bleu, de fines lunettes sur le nez, a ecoute le verdict au cote de son avocat civil David Coombs.
The other two lunettes show sacraments and devotions central to Neve, especially the Immaculate Conception, not a formal doctrine of the church until 1854 but one to which Seville was devoted.