- 1A large body of water surrounded by land: boys were swimming in the lake [in names]: Lake SuperiorMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1A pool of liquid: the fish was served in a bright lake of spicy carrot sauceMore example sentences
- 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.
late Old English (denoting a pond or pool), from Old French lac, from Latin lacus 'basin, pool, lake'.
noun[often with modifier]
- 1An insoluble pigment made by combining a soluble organic dye and an insoluble mordant.More example sentences
- 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- 1.1A purplish-red pigment made the same way as lake, used in dyes, inks, and paints and originally made with lac.More example sentences
- Then she picked up a handful of lake and gave it to me.
early 17th century: variant of lac1.