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la·goon

 (lə-go͞on′)
n.
1. A shallow body of water, especially one separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs.
2. A shallow artificial pond used for treating or storing liquid waste material or for collecting flood waters.

[French lagune and Italian laguna, both from Latin lacūna, pool, hollow, gap, from lacus, lake.]

lagoon

(ləˈɡuːn)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a body of water cut off from the open sea by coral reefs or sand bars
2. (Physical Geography) any small body of water, esp one adjoining a larger one
Also (rare): lagune
[C17: from Italian laguna, from Latin lacūna pool; see lacuna]

la•goon

(ləˈgun)

n.
1. an area of shallow water separated from the sea by low sandy dunes.
2. an artificial pool for storage and treatment of polluted or excessively hot waste.
[1605–15; earlier laguna (singular), lagune (pl.) < Italian < Latin lacūna pit]
la•goon′al, adj.

la·goon

(lə-go͞on′)
1. A shallow body of salt water close to the sea but separated from it by a narrow strip of land, such as a barrier island, or by a coral reef.
2. A shallow pond or lake close to a larger lake or river but separated from it by a barrier such as a levee.

lagoon

- Derived from Latin lacuna, "pool, lake" or "hole, gap."
See also related terms for lake.

lagoon

A shallow area of water partly or wholly cut off from the sea by a strip or strips of land.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lagoon - a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or corallagoon - a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral
lake - a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
liman - a long narrow lagoon near the mouth of a river

lagoon

noun pool, bay, lake, pond, shallows blue sky, blue lagoon and white breakers
Translations
بُحَيْرَةٌبُحَيْرَه شاطئيَّه
laguna
lagune
laguuni
झील
laguna
lagúna
lón
潟湖
석호
lagūnanegili lanka
lagūna
lagúna
lagun
บึงน้ำเค็ม
deniz kulağıkıyı gölülagün
phá

lagoon

[ləˈguːn] Nlaguna f

lagoon

[ləˈguːn] nlagune f

lagoon

nLagune f

lagoon

[ləˈguːn] nlaguna

lagoon

(ləˈguːn) noun
a shallow stretch of water separated from the sea by sandbanks, coral reefs etc.

lagoon

بُحَيْرَةٌ laguna lagune Lagune λιμνοθάλασσα laguna laguuni lagune laguna laguna 潟湖 석호 lagune lagune laguna lagoa лагуна lagun บึงน้ำเค็ม lagün phá 环礁湖
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A small fort or tower which was in the middle of the lagoon under the command of Don Juan Zanoguera, a Valencian gentleman and a famous soldier, capitulated upon terms.
Whilst you were sleeping, Professor, the Nautilus penetrated to this lagoon by a natural canal, which opens about ten yards beneath the surface of the ocean.
The best of them looked over the garden; some of the others had a view of the blue lagoon, above the opposite rough-tiled housetops.
Tucked away in the corner of its little bay, which an accommodating island converts into a still lagoon, Millbourne lies dozing.
The sky had still the pallor of dawn, and there was a ghostly silence on the lagoon.
John's, for instance, had a lagoon with flamingoes flying over it at which John was shooting, while Michael, who was very small, had a flamingo with lagoons flying over it.
She might have done well enough upon a park lagoon if safely anchored, but upon the bosom of a mighty ocean she left much to be desired.
The street that they were following suddenly opened upon a wide avenue, and before them spread a broad and beautiful lagoon, the quiet surface of which mirrored the clear cerulean of the sky.
Jack Hanley was killed at Marovo Lagoon two months ago," Young announced in his mild voice.
I must add that Peggy, like Jerry, was born at Meringe Lagoon, on Meringe Plantation, which is of the Island of Ysabel, said Ysabel Island lying next north of Florida Island, where is the seat of government and where dwells the Resident Commissioner, Mr.
Under the bow the water was hissing as from a steam jet, the air was filled with driven spray, there was a rush and rumble and long-echoing roar, and the canoe floated on the placid water of the lagoon.
On the bottom of the huge and glassy lagoon was much pearl shell, and from the deck of the schooner, across the slender ring of the atoll, the divers could be seen at work.