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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 many parts of the world.

Lagoons can also be man-made and used for wastewater treatment, as is the case for e.g. aerated lagoons and anaerobic lagoons.

Lagoon (amusement park)

Lagoon is an amusement park in Farmington, Utah, United States, located about seventeen miles (27 km) north of Salt Lake City. It is privately owned. It has ten roller coasters, five of which are unique; Colossus the Fire Dragon, the last Schwarzkopf Double Looping coaster still in operation in the United States ( Laser at Dorney Park closed at the end of the 2008 season and was moved to Germany to become the Teststrecke traveling roller coaster in 2009); Roller Coaster, one of the oldest coasters in the world operating since 1921; Wicked, designed by Lagoon's engineering department and Werner Stengel in cooperation with ride manufacturer Zierer; BomBora, a family coaster designed in-house; and Cannibal, built in-house with one of the world's steepest drops.

Lagoon is divided into five main areas: The Midway, containing the majority of the rides and an assortment of carnival type games and food outlets; Pioneer Village which has several exhibits displaying pioneer buildings and artifacts; Lagoon-A-Beach, a water park which is included in the regular admission price; Kiddie Land with several rides for small children, and the X-Venture Zone featuring more extreme rides that cost extra. Lagoon also offers a full-service RV park, a campground, and a shaded walking trail outside the park that stays open all year.

Lagoon (band)

Lagoon is an indie rock band which was founded in Tucson, Arizona in 2003. The band is composed of David Ziegler-Voll as the band's lead singer, guitarist, and principal songwriter, guitarist Patrick McMahon, bassist Jacob Chattman, and drummer Marisa Chattman.

Lagoon (video game)

is a top-view action/adventure video game for the Sharp X68000 and Super NES, in which Nasir (Nassel in the Japanese version), Champion of Light, must investigate the source of the world's corrupted water and return peace to Lakeland.

Lagoon is an action role-playing game with a fantasy setting, very similar to the early Ys games, combining real-time action gameplay with RPG elements such as experience levels and equipment management. The player travels through an assortment of towns, landscapes and dungeons while battling a variety of enemies ranging from insects to giant bosses, and gaining experience and items along the way.

Lagoon (disambiguation)

A lagoon is a body of water separated from the ocean by barrier islands, sand bars, or reefs.

Lagoon may also refer to:

  • A type of low-cost wastewater treatment system
  • Lagoon, a Super NES video game
  • Lagoon, an amusement park located in Farmington, Utah
  • Lagoon Nebula
  • A song on the album Century Child by Nightwish
  • Lagoon, an indie rock band
  • Lagoon, a Japanese all-female band
  • Lagoon catamarans, a series of catamaran sailboats produced by Construction Navale Bordeaux
  • Lagoon, a 2014 novel by Nnedi Okorafor.

See also:

  • Estuary
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

lagoon

noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A small lagoon is formed by the stream between a sandbank and the rock wall.
▪ After the waters recede, extensive lagoons and marshes are formed as the ground gradually dries out.
▪ Corals also grow on the lagoon slope and in patches, known as reef knolls, on the lagoon floor.
▪ Fresh or brackish lakes and lagoons, usually reed-fringed, also marshes.
▪ It smelled toxic, looked like pus from the creature from the black lagoon and burned like hot coals on the skin.
▪ Several times a year, the waste is pumped from the lagoons and spread across cropland as fertilizer.
▪ There was little to choose between the water of the Venice lagoon and the air above it.
▪ With its loss of flow, the river's old mouth had silted up, thus forming the lagoon and swamp.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

lagoon

lagoon \la*goon"\ (l[.a]*g[=oo]n"), n. [It. or Sp. laguna, L. lacuna ditch, pool, pond, lacus lake. See Lake, and cf. Lacuna.] [Written also lagune.]

  1. A shallow sound, channel, pond, or lake, especially one into which the sea flows; as, the lagoons of Venice.

  2. A lake in a coral island, often occupying a large portion of its area, and usually communicating with the sea. See Atoll.

    Lagoon island, a coral island consisting of a narrow reef encircling a lagoon.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

lagoon

1670s, lagune, earlier laguna (1610s), from French lagune or directly from Italian laguna "pond, lake," from Latin lacuna "pond, hole," from lacus "pond" (see lake (n.1)). Originally in reference to the region of Venice; applied 1769 (by Capt. Cook) to the lake-like stretch of water enclosed in a South Seas atoll. Also see -oon.

WordNet

lagoon

n. a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral [syn: laguna, lagune]

Wiktionary

lagoon

n. A shallow body of water separated from deeper sea by a bar.

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Usage examples of "lagoon".

For the last few hundred yards the amtracs had been crawling over the shallow tidal flats, churning the coral mud under their heavy treads and rising farther and farther out of the lagoon.

When I was living with Dad on Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage they used to come sliding in on the Lagoon before the ice melted.

He had not bathed in over two months, since last they had anchored in the lagoon, and he longed for the feel of cool clear water on his skin.

He guessed that since they had anchored in the lagoon his father had cast his own horoscope.

Semerket made for the open waters of a far lagoon, weaving through the clumps of reeds with Assai in pursuit.

As Assai bore down, Semerket exhaled so that he could sink rapidly to the bottom of the lagoon.

Though now he could not see Assai himself, he shot off obliquely to the side of the lagoon, toward another thicket of reeds.

Ulithi in the sunset, received this blinker message from a carrier far up in the lagoon, one of a large number which had come in during the day and now were crowded at the north end of the anchorage, a mass of oblong shapes, black against the red sky.

We clung to the thwarts in silence as Chubby took us home on a wild ride, and it was only when we entered the quieter waters of the lagoon that we could continue the discussion.

The upper ends of the machines received apparently endless supplies of sand and cement from stock piles previously built up and of water pumped up from one of the big desalting units at the edge of the lagoon.

He noted that the isle in the lagoon, which held one of the castle dovecots, was but little diminished in size.

This spread swampy lagoons and salt water far into Central Asia and northward to the iceless Boreal Ocean.

When they again came to the surface, Bertha Kircher saw that they were in a large lagoon and that the bright stars were shining high above them, while on either hand domed and minareted buildings were silhouetted sharply against the starlit sky.

Besides, Herbert discovered towards the southwest point of the lagoon a natural warren, a slightly damp meadow, covered with willows and aromatic herbs which scented the air, such as thyme, basil, savory, all the sweet-scented species of the labiated plants, which the rabbits appeared to be particularly fond of.

Godzillas, lagoon creatures, giant Gila monsters: nothing now prevents life from running amok in the shower of mutagenic material already unleashed.