Definitions for lagoonləˈgun

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an area of shallow water separated from the sea by low sandy dunes.

    Category: Geography (terms), Geography (places)

  2. an artificial pool for storage and treatment of polluted or excessively hot waste.

    Category: Civil Engineering

Origin of lagoon:

1605–15; earlier laguna (sing.), lagune (pl.) < It < L lacūna pit


Princeton's WordNet

  1. lagoon, laguna, lagune(noun)

    a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral


  1. lagoon(Noun)

    A shallow body of water separated from deeper sea by a bar.

  2. Origin: Adapted from lacuna. Related to lagu via Proto-Indo-European.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lagoon(noun)

    a shallow sound, channel, pond, or lake, especially one into which the sea flows; as, the lagoons of Venice

  2. Lagoon(noun)

    a lake in a coral island, often occupying a large portion of its area, and usually communicating with the sea. See Atoll


  1. Lagoon

    A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs. Lagoons are commonly divided into coastal lagoons and atoll lagoons. They have also been identified as occurring on mixed-sand and gravel coastlines. There is an overlap between bodies of water classified as coastal lagoons and bodies of water classified as estuaries. Lagoons are common coastal features around the world.

Translations for lagoon

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


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

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