Lagoon vs Harbor - What's the difference?

lagoon | harbor |


As nouns the difference between lagoon and harbor

is that lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from deeper sea by a bar while harbor is a sheltered expanse of water, adjacent to land, in which ships may dock or anchor, especially for loading and unloading.

As a verb harbor is

to provide a harbor or safe place for.

lagoon

English

(wikipedia lagoon)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A shallow body of water separated from deeper sea by a bar.
  • harbor

    English

    Alternative forms

    * harbour (Commonwealth) * herberwe (obsolete) * herborough (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A sheltered expanse of water, adjacent to land, in which ships may dock or anchor, especially for loading and unloading.
  • A harbor''', even if it is a little '''harbor , is a good thing, since adventurers come into it as well as go out, and the life in it grows strong, because it takes something from the world, and has something to give in return -
  • Any place of shelter.
  • The neighborhood is a well-known harbor for petty thieves.

    Derived terms

    * harborage * harbormaster * harbor seal * safe harbor

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To provide a harbor or safe place for.
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  • To take refuge or shelter in a protected expanse of water.
  • To hold or persistently entertain in one's thoughts or mind.
  • See also

    * haven * dock

    References

    * * * * * Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996.