Definitions for lakeleɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  2. any similar body or pool of other liquid, as oil.

Origin of lake:

bef. 1000; ME lak(e),lac(e) < OF lac < L lacus


  1. any of various pigments prepared from animal, vegetable, or coal-tar coloring matters by chemical or other union with metallic compounds.

    Category: Fine Arts

  2. a red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal by combination with a metallic compound.

    Category: Fine Arts

Origin of lake:

1610–20; var. of lac1


  1. Simon, 1866–1945, U.S. engineer and naval architect.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lake(noun)

    a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land

  2. lake(noun)

    a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

  3. lake(noun)

    any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lake(noun)ɪk

    an area of water surrounded on all sides by land

    They went swimming in the lake.; Lake Ontario

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lake(noun)

    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(noun)

    a kind of fine white linen, formerly in use

  3. Lake(verb)

    to play; to sport

  4. Lake(noun)

    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


  1. Lake

    A lake is a body of relatively still water of considerable size, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land apart from a river, stream, or other form of moving water that serves to feed or drain the lake. Lakes are inland and not part of the ocean and therefore are distinct from lagoons, and are larger and deeper than ponds. Lakes can be contrasted with rivers or streams, which are usually flowing. However most lakes are fed and drained by rivers and streams. Natural lakes are generally found in mountainous areas, rift zones, and areas with ongoing glaciation. Other lakes are found in endorheic basins or along the courses of mature rivers. In some parts of the world there are many lakes because of chaotic drainage patterns left over from the last Ice Age. All lakes are temporary over geologic time scales, as they will slowly fill in with sediments or spill out of the basin containing them. Many lakes are artificial and are constructed for industrial or agricultural use, for hydro-electric power generation or domestic water supply, or for aesthetic or recreational purposes.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lake' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2578

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lake' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4662

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lake' in Nouns Frequency: #905

Anagrams of lake

  1. Leak

Translations for lake

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a large area of water surrounded by land

They go swimming in / sailing on the lake; Lake Michigan.

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