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lake1 British & World English

A large area of water surrounded by land

lake2 British & World English

An insoluble pigment made by combining a soluble organic dye and an insoluble mordant

lake English Thesaurus

lacustrine

Chad, Lake British & World English

A shallow lake on the borders of Chad, Niger, and Nigeria in north central Africa. Its size varies seasonally from circa 10,360 sq. km (4,000 sq. miles) to circa 25,900 sq. km (10,000 sq. miles)

Como, Lake British & World English

A lake in the foothills of the Alps in northern Italy

Erie, Lake British & World English

One of the five Great Lakes of North America, situated on the border between Canada and the US. It is linked to Lake Huron by the Detroit River and to Lake Ontario by the Welland Ship Canal and the Niagara River, which is its only natural outlet

Eyre, Lake British & World English

A lake in South Australia, Australia’s largest salt lake

Kivu, Lake British & World English

A lake in central Africa, on the frontier between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)

Mead, Lake British & World English

The largest US reservoir, located in southeast Nevada, created after 1933 by the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River

Mono Lake British & World English

A salt lake in east central California, near the Nevada border, noted for its rock exposed formations that occurred when local waters were diverted to the Los Angeles area

Oahe, Lake British & World English

A reservoir northwest of Pierre in South Dakota, in the Missouri River, created since 1963 by the huge Oahe Dam

salt lake British & World English

A lake of salt water

soda lake British & World English

A salt lake with a high content of sodium salts

Tana, Lake British & World English

A lake in northern Ethiopia, the source of the Blue Nile

Tule Lake British & World English

A lake in northern California, on the Modoc Plateau, a noted wildfowl refuge and site of fighting during the 1870s Modoc War

Van, Lake British & World English

A large salt lake in the mountains of eastern Turkey

Erie, Lake New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

one of the five Great Lakes of North America

Albert, Lake British & World English

A lake in the Rift Valley of east central Africa, on the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) and Uganda. It is linked to Lake Edward by the Semliki River and to the White Nile by the Albert Nile

Baikal, Lake British & World English

A large lake in southern Siberia, the largest freshwater lake in Europe and Asia and, with a depth of 1,743 m (5,714 ft), the deepest lake in the world

Baykal, Lake British & World English

Variant spelling of Baikal, Lake.

Cayuga, Lake British & World English

One of the Finger Lakes, in west central New York. Ithaca lies at its southern end

Crater Lake British & World English

A lake filling a volcanic crater in the Cascade mountains of SW Oregon. With a depth of more than 600 m (1,968 ft) it is the deepest lake in the US

Edward, Lake British & World English

A lake on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), linked to Lake Albert by the Semliki River

Garda, Lake British & World English

A lake in NE Italy, lying between Lombardy and Venetia

Geneva, Lake British & World English

A lake in SW central Europe, between the Jura mountains and the Alps. Its southern shore forms part of the border between France and Switzerland

George, Lake British & World English

A resort lake in northeastern New York, northeast of Albany, near the Vermont border, scene of many 18th-century military actions

Havasu, Lake British & World English

A reservoir and recreational site on the Colorado River between Arizona and southeastern California

Huron, Lake British & World English

The second-largest of the five Great Lakes of North America, on the border between Canada and the US

Kariba, Lake British & World English

A large, man-made lake on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border in central Africa. It was created by the damming of the Zambezi River by the Kariba Dam, and it is the chief source of hydroelectric power for Zimbabwe and Zambia

Ladoga, Lake British & World English

A large lake in NW Russia, north-east of St Petersburg, near the border with Finland. It is the largest lake in Europe, with an area of 17,700 sq. km (6,837 sq. miles)

Lake Louise British & World English

A resort in southwestern Alberta, in the Rocky Mountains, noted for the beauty of the lake that gives it its name

Lake Oswego British & World English

A city in northwestern Oregon, a southern suburb of Portland; population 36,926 (est. 2008)

Lake Placid British & World English

A resort village in the Adirondack Mountains, in northeastern New York, site of Olympic competition in 1932 and 1980; population 2,750 (est. 2008)

Lake Poets British & World English

The poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, and William Wordsworth, who lived in and were inspired by the Lake District

lake trout British & World English

Any of a number of fishes of the salmon family, which live in large lakes and are highly prized as a game fish and as food:

Magadi, Lake British & World English

A salt lake in the Great Rift Valley, in southern Kenya, with extensive deposits of sodium carbonate and other minerals

Malawi, Lake British & World English

Another name for Lake Nyasa (see Nyasa, Lake).

Nasser, Lake British & World English

A lake in SE Egypt created in the 1960s by the building of the two dams on the Nile at Aswan

Natron, Lake British & World English

A lake in northern Tanzania, on the border with Kenya, containing large deposits of salt and soda

Nyasa, Lake British & World English

A lake in east central Africa, the third-largest lake in Africa. About 580 km (360 miles) long, it forms most of the eastern border of Malawi with Mozambique and Tanzania

Ohrid, Lake British & World English

A lake in SE Europe, on the border between Macedonia and Albania

Onega, Lake British & World English

A lake in NW Russia, near the border with Finland, the second-largest European lake

oxbow lake British & World English

A curved lake formed from a horseshoe bend in a river where the main stream has cut across the narrow end and no longer flows around the loop of the bend

Powell, Lake British & World English

A reservoir on the Colorado River in southern Utah, formed since the 1960s by the Glen Canyon Dam. The lake inundated Glen Canyon

Rudolf, Lake British & World English

Former name (until 1979) for Lake Turkana (see Turkana, Lake).

Seneca Lake British & World English

The largest of the Finger Lakes in west central New York, south of Geneva, north of Watkins Glen

Tahoe, Lake British & World English

A mountain lake on the border of north central California with Nevada

Taupo, Lake British & World English

The largest lake of New Zealand, in the centre of the North Island. The town of Taupo is situated on its northern shore. Maori name Taupomoana

Baikal, Lake New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

large lake in southern Siberia


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