Definitions for: Lake


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Lake, n. [Cf. G. laken.]
A kind of fine white linen, formerly in use. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.


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.]


Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea,
Icel. l["o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. ? pond, tank. Cf. Loch,
Lough.]
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
Switzerland.

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
Crannog.

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
lakists.

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
whitefish.

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

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