any of various objects or spaces of crescentlike or semicircular outline or section.
Architecture. (in the plane of a wall) an area enframed by an arch or vault.
a painting, sculpture, or window filling such an area.
Fortification. a work consisting of a salient angle with two flanks and an open gorge.
Ordnance. a towing ring in the trail plate of a towed vehicle, as a gun carriage.
Ecclesiastical. (def 3).
anything that is shaped like a crescent
an oval or circular opening to admit light in a dome
a semicircular panel containing a window, mural, or sculpture
a ring attached to a vehicle, into which a hook is inserted so that it can be towed
a type of fortification like a detached bastion
(RC Church) Also called lune. a case fitted with a bracket to hold the consecrated host
1570s, “semi-circular horseshoe,” from Middle French lunette (13c.), literally “little moon,” diminutive of lune “moon,” from Latin luna (see luna). Later applied to a wide range of objects and ornamentations resembling a crescent moon.
[ly-ney-veel] /lü neɪˈvil/ noun 1. a city in NE France, W of Strasbourg: treaty between France and Austria 1801. /French lynevil/ noun 1. a city in NE France: scene of the signing of the Peace of Lunéville between France and Austria (1801). Pop: 20 200 (1999)
[luhng-guh n] /ˈlʌŋ gən/ noun 1. . /ˈlʌŋɡən/ noun 1. another name for longan
noun 1. .
[luhnj] /lʌndʒ/ noun 1. a sudden forward thrust, as with a sword or knife; stab. 2. any sudden forward movement; plunge. verb (used without object), lunged, lunging. 3. to make a lunge or thrust; move with a lunge. verb (used with object), lunged, lunging. 4. to thrust (something) forward; cause to move with a lunge: […]