Definition of lagoon
1 : a shallow sound, channel, or pond near or communicating with a larger body of water
2 : a shallow artificial pool or pond (as for the processing of sewage or storage of a liquid)
lagoonalplay \lə-ˈgü-nəl\ adjective
Recent Examples of lagoon from the Web
In the early Middle Ages, when Venice was a mere collection of primitive lagoon communities banded together for protection against the Huns and other invaders, men of the Brandolini d’Adda clan were among the fierce condottieri—
This intact dune ecosystem hosts a unique water feature--a saltwater lagoon on one side and a freshwater lake on the other.
Watkins said during the meeting the district would build the new high school around Harrison Park's iconic Man of Steel sculpture, Veterans' Memorial and its lagoon.
Laguna Caliente—literally hot lagoon in Spanish—derives its hellish qualities from the churning of magma underneath the active crater.
The home has six bedrooms, four and one-half baths, a study, game room and media room plus a lagoon-style pool with grotto and spa.
Extending out onto the lagoon, the 24-hour Spoonbill Exhibition Hall offers information about the habits and habitat of these majestic birds.
SoLe Mia will be comprised of 4,390 residences, 1.4 million square feet of retail space, dining and entertainment and two swimmable 10-acre lagoons.
Visitors will once again be able to look out across the lagoon deep into the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
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Origin and Etymology of lagoon
French & Italian; French lagune, from Italian laguna, from Latin lacuna pit, pool, from lacus lake
First Known Use: 1673See Words from the same year
LAGOON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lagoon for English Language Learners
: an area of sea water that is separated from the ocean by a reef or sandbar
LAGOON Defined for Kids
Definition of lagoon for Students
: a shallow channel or pond near or connected to a larger body of water
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