What does lacuna mean?

Definitions for lacunaləˈkyu nə

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lacuna, blank(noun)

    a blank gap or missing part

  2. coffer, caisson, lacuna(noun)

    an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome


  1. lacuna(Noun)

    A small opening; a small pit or depression; a small blank space; a gap or vacancy; a hiatus.

  2. lacuna(Noun)

    An absent part, especially in a book or other piece of writing, often referring to an ancient manuscript or similar.

  3. lacuna(Noun)

    A space visible between cells, allowing free passage of light.

  4. lacuna(Noun)

    A language gap, which occurs when there is no direct translation in the target language for a lexical term found in the source language

  5. Origin: From lacuna, diminutive form of lacus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lacuna(noun)

    a small opening; a small pit or depression; a small blank space; a gap or vacancy; a hiatus

  2. Lacuna(noun)

    a small opening; a small depression or cavity; a space, as a vacant space between the cells of plants, or one of the spaces left among the tissues of the lower animals, which serve in place of vessels for the circulation of the body fluids, or the cavity or sac, usually of very small size, in a mucous membrane

  3. Origin: [L., ditch, pit, lake, orig., anything hollow. See Lagoon.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lacuna

    la-kū′na, n. a gap or hiatus:—pl. Lacū′næ.—n. Lacū′nar, a sunken panel or coffer in a ceiling or a soffit: a ceiling containing such.—adjs. Lacū′nose, furrowed: pitted; Lacū′nous. [L. lacuna, anything hollow—lacus, a lake.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lacuna in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lacuna in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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