Lune definition

lo͝on
A crescent-shaped portion of a plane or sphere bounded by two arcs of circles.
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(falconry) A leash for a hawk.
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(obsolete) A fit of lunacy or madness; a period of frenzy; a crazy or unreasonable freak.
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(hawking) A leash for a hawk.
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Anything crescent-shaped.
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A crescent-shaped figure on a plane or spherical surface.
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A concave figure formed by the intersection of the arcs of two circles on a plane, or on a sphere the intersection between two great semicircles.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lune
Plural:
lunes

Origin of lune

  • Latin lūna moon leuk- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From French lune, from Latin luna.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin luna (“moon”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Alteration of lyon.

    From Wiktionary