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Definition of "lake" []

  • A large inland body of fresh water or salt water. (noun)
  • A scenic pond, as in a park. (noun)
  • A large pool of liquid: a lake of spilled coffee on my desk. (noun)
  • A pigment consisting of organic coloring matter with an inorganic, usually metallic base or carrier, used in dyes, inks, and paints. (noun)
  • A deep red. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lake" in a sentence
  • "Beyond lake Winipic, the canoes have to pass along many rapids, and through several small lakes, called _Cedar lake_, _Mud lake_, and"
  • "Mon. 7/19/10 5: 58am 27 LCD bears hit by remotecontrol cars in 2009 good morning, you-all ny! here is the remainder of a city-ditcher's blathering: warbly lake of-cagean-glass silence-breaking reflection inhale-a-bug, 5 calories d0g's lake_ g0d goggle'd"
  • "Two explanations are given of the origin of the myth of the Kinabalu Lake -- one is that in the district, where it was supposed to exist, extensive floods do take place in very wet seasons, giving it the appearance of a lake, and, I believe there are many similar instances in Dutch Borneo, where a tract of country liable to be heavily flooded has been dignified with the name of _Danau_, which is Malay for _lake_, so that the mistake of the European cartographers is a pardonable one."