lune

1
[ loon ]
/ lun /

noun

anything shaped like a crescent or a half moon.
a crescent-shaped figure bounded by two arcs of circles, either on a plane or a spherical surface.

Nearby words

  1. lund,
  2. lundberg,
  3. lundy,
  4. lundy isle,
  5. lundy's lane,
  6. lunes,
  7. lunette,
  8. lung,
  9. lung book,
  10. lung fluke

Origin of lune

1
First recorded in 1695–1705, lune is from the Latin word lūna moon

lune

2
[ loon ]
/ lun /

noun Falconry.

a line for securing a hawk.

Origin of lune

2
1425–75; late Middle English, variant of loyn < Middle French loigne longe

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British Dictionary definitions for lune

lune

1
/ (luːn) /

noun

  1. a section of the surface of a sphere enclosed between two semicircles that intersect at opposite points on the sphere
  2. a crescent-shaped figure formed on a plane surface by the intersection of the arcs of two circles
something shaped like a crescent
RC Church another word for lunette (def. 6)

Word Origin for lune

C18: from Latin lūna moon

noun

falconry a leash for hawks or falcons

Word Origin for lune

C14 loigne, from Old French, from Medieval Latin longia, longea, from Latin longus long 1

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Word Origin and History for lune

lune

n.

figure formed by two arcs of circles, 1704, from Latin luna "moon; crescent-shaped badge" (see luna).

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