What does atoll mean?

Definitions for atollˈæt ɔl, -ɒl, -oʊl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word atoll.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. atoll(noun)

    an island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a lagoon


  1. atoll(Noun)

    A type of island consisting of a ribbon reef that nearly or entirely surrounds a lagoon and supports, in most cases, one to many islets on the reef platform. Atolls have a unique geology, so not all islands with a reef and a lagoon are atolls.

  2. Origin: From and , from آب‌تل

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atoll(noun)

    a coral island or islands, consisting of a belt of coral reef, partly submerged, surrounding a central lagoon or depression; a lagoon island

  2. Origin: [The native name in the Indian Ocean.]


  1. Atoll

    An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. There may be coral islands/cays on the coral rim.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Atoll

    a-tol′, or at′ol, n. a coral island consisting of a circular belt of coral enclosing a central lagoon. [A Malay word.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of atoll in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of atoll in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Randy Kosaki:

    Last year’s bleaching at Lisianski Atoll was the worst our scientists have seen, almost one and a half square miles of reef bleached last year and are now completely dead.

  2. Ric Gillespie:

    If we were continuing to excavate the castaway campsite at the southeast end of the atoll I would say that we could ‘expect’ to make further discoveries, it’s an established archaeological site where we know a castaway died - apparently female and of Earhart’s height and ethnic origin - and where we have found artifacts that speak of an American woman of the 1930s.

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