- 1A large area of water surrounded by land: boys were swimming in the lake [in names]: Lake VictoriaMore 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.
- 1.1 (the Lakes) The Lake District.More example sentences
- 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 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.
- 1.3 [with modifier] A large surplus of a liquid commodity: the EU wine lakeMore example sentences
- 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.
late Old English (denoting a pond or pool), from Old French lac, from Latin lacus 'basin, pool, lake'.
noun[mass 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 in the same way as lake, originally one obtained from lac.More example sentences
- Then she picked up a handful of lake and gave it to me.
early 17th century: variant of lac1.