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
Visitors will once again be able to look out across the lagoon deep into the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Look for lots of yellow and minions on the lagoon stage for a dance party.
Marine unit deputies also keep an eye on certain areas like lagoons, where boaters and water skiers try to stay out of the main traffic areas, to make sure reckless boaters are not causing problems.
According to court records, Michael Crowell installed bypasses at the farm’s waste lagoons, which were discharging liquid animal waste into a tributary of the French Broad River in late 2015.
The tour travels no great distance and once the group gets to the lagoon, each kayak is free to paddle off a bit and basically play with the water.
The unarmed missile thundered past the outer reaches of the atmosphere, tracing a fiery arc around the globe before plunging into a lagoon at Kwajalein Atoll in the South Pacific, 4,200 miles away.
The main lodge has a restaurant and adjacent pool; seclusion and lagoon access are its outstanding features.
The blob’s jelly-like bulbs generally stay below the surface of the lagoon, but a robust reek wafts through the area, reminding some of rotten eggs or decomposing flesh.
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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: 1673
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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