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Meaning of LAKE

Pronunciation:  leyk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
  2. [n]  any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments
  3. [n]  a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

LAKE is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: Aral Sea, artificial lake, Balaton, bayou, body of water, Caspian, Caspian Sea, Cayuga Lake, Chad, Champlain, Dead Sea, Erie, Great Lakes, Great Salt Lake, Great Slave Lake, Huron, Ilmen, inlet, Kivu, Ladoga, lagoon, laguna, lagune, Lake Aral, Lake Balaton, Lake Cayuga, Lake Chad, Lake Champlain, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Ilmen, Lake Kivu, Lake Ladoga, Lake Michigan, Lake Nasser, Lake Okeechobee, Lake Onega, Lake Ontario, Lake Saint Clair, Lake St. Clair, Lake Superior, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, Lake Winnipeg, loch, lough, Michigan, Nasser, Okeechobee, Onega, Ontario, oxbow lake, pigment, Plattensee, pond, pool, recess, reservoir, Salton Sea, Superior, Tanganyika, tarn, Victoria Nyanza, water, Winnipeg



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lake\, n. [F. laque, fr. Per. See {Lac}.]
    A pigment formed by combining some coloring matter, usually
    by precipitation, with a metallic oxide or earth, esp. with
    aluminium hydrate; as, madder lake; Florentine lake; yellow
    lake, etc.
  2. \Lake\, n. [Cf. G. laken.]
    A kind of fine white linen, formerly in use. [Obs.]
  3. \Lake\, v. i. [AS. l[=a]can, l[ae]can, to spring, jump,
    l[=a]c play, sport, or fr. Icel. leika to play, sport; both
    akin to Goth. laikan to dance. [root]120. Cf. {Knowledge}.]
    To play; to sport. [Prov. Eng.]
  4. \Lake\, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea,
    Icel. l["o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. ? pond, tank. Cf. {Loch},
    A large body of water contained in a depression of the
    earth's surface, and supplied from the drainage of a more or
    less extended area.
    Note: Lakes are for the most part of fresh water; the salt
          lakes, like the Great Salt Lake of Utah, have usually
          no outlet to the ocean.
    {Lake dwellers} (Ethnol.), people of a prehistoric race, or
       races, which inhabited different parts of Europe. Their
       dwellings were built on piles in lakes, a short distance
       from the shore. Their relics are common in the lakes of
    {Lake dwellings} (Arch[ae]ol.), dwellings built over a lake,
       sometimes on piles, and sometimes on rude foundations kept
       in place by piles; specifically, such dwellings of
       prehistoric times. Lake dwellings are still used by many
       savage tribes. Called also {lacustrine dwellings}. See
    {Lake fly} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
       dipterous flies of the genus {Chironomus}. In form they
       resemble mosquitoes, but they do not bite. The larv[ae]
       live in lakes.
    {Lake herring} (Zo["o]l.), the cisco ({Coregonus Artedii}).
    {Lake poets}, {Lake school}, a collective name originally
       applied in contempt, but now in honor, to Southey,
       Coleridge, and Wordsworth, who lived in the lake country
       of Cumberland, England, Lamb and a few others were classed
       with these by hostile critics. Called also {lakers} and
    {Lake sturgeon} (Zo["o]l.), a sturgeon ({Acipenser
       rubicundus}), of moderate size, found in the Great Lakes
       and the Mississippi River. It is used as food.
    {Lake trout} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of trout
       and salmon; in Europe, esp. {Salmo fario}; in the United
       States, esp. {Salvelinus namaycush} of the Great Lakes,
       and of various lakes in New York, Eastern Maine, and
       Canada. A large variety of brook trout ({S. fontinalis}),
       inhabiting many lakes in New England, is also called lake
       trout. See {Namaycush}.
    {Lake whitefish}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Whitefish}.
    {Lake whiting} (Zo["o]l.), an American whitefish ({Coregonus
       Labradoricus}), found in many lakes in the Northern United
       States and Canada. It is more slender than the common
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a lake in your dream means your emotional state of mind. If the lake is clear and calm, then it symbolize your inner peace. If the lake is disturbed, then you may be going through some emotional turmoil.
Biology Dictionary
  1. An inland body of water, usually fresh water, formed by glaciers, river drainage, etc., larger than a pool or pond.
  2. A water-filled basin with restricted or no outlet. Includes reservoirs, tidal ponds, and playas.