What does lagoon mean?

Definitions for lagoonləˈgun

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

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

  3. Origin: [It. or Sp. laguna, L. lacuna ditch, pool, pond, lacus lake. See Lake, and cf. Lacuna.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lagoon

    Lagune, la-gōōn′, n. a shallow pond into which the sea flows. [It. laguna—L. lacuna.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lagoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lagoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Francesco Agopyan:

    It has the typical sweetness of a crab, combined with a sapid, savory flavor due to the saltiness of the lagoon waters, it is a very popular dish, especially among Venetians but also by others. It's a special dish.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    The whole world vibrates and you're a few miles away and there's a lagoon in between you and the launch, and the light shines on the lagoon and there are like thousands of fish that are jumping because of the vibrations.

  3. Peter Dixon:

    A lagoon generates maximum at the turn of the tide when a tidal turbine like ours is actually static, not turning, so together they constructively interfere, as the scientists would say. Very effective....it's very advantageous to have both.

  4. Steve Brusatte:

    The reason why the site is so important is that these footprints were made in a lagoon. We know from the geology this was a lagoon, sauropods were making their foot prints while they were wading in the water … We have three different layers so that is three different time intervals. This is telling us these huge dinosaurs lived or at least moved through these lagoons fairly regularly over time. This was a normal part of their repertoire.

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