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Webster 1913 Edition


Atoll

A-toll′

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Noun.
[The native name in the Indian Ocean.]
A coral island or islands, consisting of a belt of coral reef, partly submerged, surrounding a central lagoon or depression; a lagoon island.

Definition 2022


Atoll

Atoll

See also: atoll

German

Noun

Atoll n (genitive Atolls, plural Atolle)

  1. atoll

Declension

atoll

atoll

See also: Atoll
Satellite picture of the Atafu atoll in Tokelau in the Pacific Ocean

English

Noun

atoll (plural atolls)

  1. A type of island consisting of a ribbon reef that nearly or entirely surrounds a lagoon and supports, in most cases, one to many islets on the reef platform. Atolls have a unique geology, so not all islands with a reef and a lagoon are atolls.

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

atoll m (plural atolls)

  1. atoll

Norwegian Bokmål

Malé in the Maldives, built on an atoll

Etymology

From Dhivehi / Maldivian atolu, via English atoll

Noun

atoll m (definite singular atollen, indefinite plural atoller, definite plural atollene)

  1. an atoll

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Dhivehi / Maldivian atolu, via English atoll

Noun

atoll m (definite singular atollen, indefinite plural atollar, definite plural atollane)

  1. an atoll

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Swedish

Noun

atoll c

  1. atoll

Declension

Inflection of atoll 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative atoll atollen atoller atollerna
Genitive atolls atollens atollers atollernas