Definitions for lake district
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word lake district
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a mountainous region in NW England containing many lakes. Also called Lake′ Coun`try.
Category: Geography (places)
Lake District, Lakeland(noun)
a popular tourist area in northwestern England including England's largest lake and highest mountain
A national park in Cumbria, north-western England characterised by its many lakes.
The Lake District, also commonly known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous not only for its lakes, forests, and mountains, but also for its associations with the early nineteenth-century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets. Historically shared by the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, the Lake District now lies entirely within the modern county of Cumbria. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It also contains the deepest and longest lakes in England, Wastwater and Windermere, respectively.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a district in Cumberland and Westmorland, 20 m. long by 25 m. broad, abounding in lakes, environed with scenery of rare beauty, and much frequented by tourists.
Find a translation for the lake district definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these lake district definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"lake district." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 17 Sep. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/lake district>.