lune

lune

1 [loon]
noun
1.
anything shaped like a crescent or a half moon.
2.
a crescent-shaped figure bounded by two arcs of circles, either on a plane or a spherical surface.

Origin:
1695–1705; < Latin lūna moon

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lune

2 [loon]
noun Falconry.
a line for securing a hawk.

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

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lune1 (luːn)
 
n
1.  a.  a section of the surface of a sphere enclosed between two semicircles that intersect at opposite points on the sphere
 b.  a crescent-shaped figure formed on a plane surface by the intersection of the arcs of two circles
2.  something shaped like a crescent
3.  RC Church another word for lunette
 
[C18: from Latin lūna moon]

lune2 (luːn)
 
n
falconry a leash for hawks or falcons
 
[C14 loigne, from Old French, from Medieval Latin longia, longea, from Latin longuslong1]

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lune
figure formed by two arcs of circles, 1704, from L. luna "moon" (see luna).
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