Lagoon meaning

lə-go͝on
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A shallow lake or pond, esp. one connected with a larger body of water.
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The area of water enclosed by a circular coral reef, or atoll.
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An area of shallow salt water separated from the sea by sand dunes.
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A shallow pond or lake close to a larger lake or river but separated from it by a barrier such as a levee.
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A shallow body of water separated from deeper sea by a bar.
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A shallow body of salt water close to the sea but separated from it by a narrow strip of land, such as a barrier island, or by a coral reef.
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Lagoon is defined as a shallow body of water separated from the ocean or from larger bodies of water by a reef or other barrier.

An inlet off of the Pacific Ocean that is separated from the ocean by a coral reef is an example of a lagoon.

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A shallow body of water, especially one separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs.
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A shallow artificial pond used for treating or storing liquid waste material or for collecting flood waters.
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Origin of lagoon

  • French lagune Italian laguna both from Latin lacūna pool, hollow, gap from lacus lake

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Adapted from Latin lacuna. Related to Old English lagu via Proto-Indo-European.

    From Wiktionary

  • Cognate to laguna in many languages.

    From Wiktionary