There are 2 definitions of lake in English:

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Pronunciation: /leɪk
 
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noun

1A large area of water surrounded by land: boys were swimming in the lake [in names]: Lake Victoria
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  • The surrounding area has a man-made lake, surrounded by huge boathouses and houses.
  • Ospreys live near rivers, estuaries, salt marshes, lakes, reservoirs, and other large bodies of water.
  • I mean, they live basically off the fishing from the world's second largest freshwater lake.
Synonyms
pond, pool, tarn, reservoir, lagoon, waterhole, inland sea, swim; Scottishloch, lochan; Anglo-Irishlough; North Americanbayou, pothole (lake); New Zealandmoana; Indiansagar
literary mere
1.1 (the Lakes) The Lake District.
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  • I am looking at house in the Lakes of Country Place.
  • So if you're looking for a house in the Lakes to celebrate a 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th or even 70th birthday Boston House is the ideal choice.
1.2A pool of liquid: the fish was served in a lake of spicy sauce
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  • Set slid to the ground without a sound, blood pooling around him and forming a shallow lake of red liquid.
  • Outside the concrete and brick building, people gingerly walked around small lakes of blood that pooled on the street.
  • In particular, there is no conclusive evidence yet to either confirm or deny the presence of the putative lakes of liquid ethane on Titan's surface.
1.3 [with modifier] A large surplus of a liquid commodity: the EU wine lake
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  • The story is all the more remarkable when you take into account the size of Europe's wine lake and the stiff competition in today's crushingly crowded fine wine market.
  • The grape spirit market was in decline, too, so the EC wine lake was overflowing.
  • Critics say it has resulted in the grotesque and immoral destruction of produce - those wine lakes and butter mountains - to keep prices artificially high.

Origin

late Old English (denoting a pond or pool), from Old French lac, from Latin lacus 'basin, pool, lake'.

Derivatives

lakelet

noun
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  • This beautiful lakelet is atop a picturesque mountain and offers a panoramic view of Poonch.

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There are 2 definitions of lake in English:

lake2

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Pronunciation: /leɪk
 
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noun

[mass noun, often with modifier]
1An insoluble pigment made by combining a soluble organic dye and an insoluble mordant.
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  • The inclusion of azurite blue and lake glazes indicates that this was a sophisticated and expensive colour scheme.
  • This mordant reacts with the dye alizarin to form a red lake, exactly as it does in a test tube in the typical analytical test for aluminum.
  • Burnt umber, terre verte, red ochre, red lake and burnt sienna were identified in several places.
1.1A purplish-red pigment made in the same way as lake, originally one obtained from lac.
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  • Then she picked up a handful of lake and gave it to me.

Origin

early 17th century: variant of lac1.

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