Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, late 18th century
Examples of Lunate in a sentence
"The child drew the moon as yellow and lunate."
"The lunate shape of the boomerang makes it sail right back to the thrower."
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This word comes from the Latin “lunatus,” meaning "half-moon shaped," stemming from “luna,” meaning "moon."
Did you Know?
While the adjective “lunate” means “crescent-shaped,” it can also be used as a noun with two definitions. The first is a crescent-shaped prehistoric stone implement. The second is a human bone — a crescent-shaped carpal bone found in the center of the wrist.