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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
Scottish loch, lochan;
Anglo-Irish lough;
North American bayou, pothole (lake);
New Zealand moana;
Indian sagar
literary mere
1.1 (the Lakes) The Lake District.
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 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'.

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  • A lake was once a pond or pool: it is from Old French lac, from Latin lacus ‘basin, pool, lake’. A small lacus was a lacuna, which became laguna in Spanish and Italian, and became lagoon (early 17th century) in English.

Derivatives

lakelet

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Pronunciation: /ˈleɪklət/
noun
Example sentences
  • This beautiful lakelet is atop a picturesque mountain and offers a panoramic view of Poonch.

Words that rhyme with lake

ache, awake, bake, betake, Blake, brake, break, cake, crake, drake, fake, flake, forsake, hake, Jake, make, mistake, opaque, partake, quake, rake, sake, shake, sheikh, slake, snake, splake, stake, steak, strake, take, undertake, wake, wideawake

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noun

[mass noun, often with modifier]
1An insoluble pigment made by combining a soluble organic dye and an insoluble mordant.
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.
Example sentences
  • Then she picked up a handful of lake and gave it to me.

Origin

Early 17th century: variant of lac1.

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  • A lake was once a pond or pool: it is from Old French lac, from Latin lacus ‘basin, pool, lake’. A small lacus was a lacuna, which became laguna in Spanish and Italian, and became lagoon (early 17th century) in English.

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