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Cove vs. Lagoon

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Main Difference

The main difference between Cove and Lagoon is that the Cove is a type of small bay or coastal inlet and Lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from larger body of water by a barrier

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  • Cove (noun)

    A hollow in a rock; a cave or cavern. from 9th c.

  • Cove (noun)

    A concave vault or archway, especially the arch of a ceiling. from 16th c.

  • Cove (noun)

    A small coastal inlet, especially one having high cliffs protecting vessels from prevailing winds. from 16th c.

  • Cove (noun)

    A strip of prairie extending into woodland.

  • Cove (noun)

    A recess or sheltered area on the slopes of a mountain. from 19th c.

  • Cove (noun)

    The wooden roof of the stern gallery of an old sailing warship. from 19th c.

  • Cove (noun)

    A thin line, sometimes gilded, along a yacht's strake below deck level. from 19th c.

  • Cove (noun)

    A fellow; a man.

  • Cove (noun)

    A friend; a mate.

  • Cove (verb)

    To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove.

  • Cove (verb)

    To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs.

  • Lagoon (noun)

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

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  • Cove (noun)

    A retired nook; especially, a small, sheltered inlet, creek, or bay; a recess in the shore.

  • Cove (noun)

    A strip of prairie extending into woodland; also, a recess in the side of a mountain.

  • Cove (noun)

    A concave molding.

  • Cove (noun)

    A boy or man of any age or station.

  • Cove

    To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove.

  • Cove

    To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs.

  • Lagoon (noun)

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

  • Lagoon (noun)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Cove (noun)

    a small inlet

  • Cove (noun)

    small or narrow cave in the side of a cliff or mountain

  • Lagoon (noun)

    a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral

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