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LAKE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lake mean? 

LAKE (noun)
  The noun LAKE has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: LAKE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LAKE (noun)


Sense 1lake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("lake" is a kind of...):

body of water; water (the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean))

Meronyms (parts of "lake"):

inlet; recess (an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands))

Domain member category:

body of water; water (the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean))

shore (the land along the edge of a body of water)

lentic (of or relating to or living in still waters (as lakes or ponds))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lake"):

artificial lake; reservoir (lake used to store water for community use)

oxbow lake (a crescent-shaped lake (often temporary) that is formed when a meander of a river is cut off from the main channel)

bayou (a swampy arm or slow-moving outlet of a lake (term used mainly in Mississippi and Louisiana))

tarn (a mountain lake (especially one formed by glaciers))

lagoon; laguna; lagune (a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral)

loch (Scottish word for a lake)

pond; pool (a small lake)

lough (Irish word for a lake)

Instance hyponyms:

Lake Saint Clair; Lake St. Clair (a lake between Ontario and Michigan; connected with Lake Huron and Lake Erie)

Lake Ontario; Ontario (the smallest of the Great Lakes)

Lake Onega; Onega (lake in northwestern Russia near the border with Finland; second largest lake in Europe)

Lake Malawi; Lake Nyasa (a long lake in southeastern Africa between Tanzania, Mozambique, and Malawi)

Lake Nasser; Nasser (lake in Egypt formed by dams built on the Nile River at Aswan)

Lake Michigan; Michigan (the 3rd largest of the Great Lakes; the largest freshwater lake entirely within the United States borders)

Ladoga; Lake Ladoga (a lake in northwestern Russia north of St. Petersburg; the largest lake in Europe; drains through the Neva River into the Gulf of Finland)

Lake Superior; Superior (the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes)

Lake Tana; Lake Tsana (a lake in northern Ethiopia; the largest lake in Ethiopia and the source of the Blue Nile)

Lake Tanganyika; Tanganyika (the longest lake in the world in central Africa between Tanzania and Congo in the Great Rift Valley)

Lake Winnipeg; Winnipeg (a lake in southern Canada in Manitoba)

Lake Seneca; Seneca Lake (a glacial lake in central New York; the largest of the Finger Lakes)

Salton Sea (a saltwater lake in southeastern California)

Poyang (a lake in central China that is connected to the Chang Jiang by a canal)

Daryacheh-ye Orumiyeh; Lake Urmia; Urmia (a shallow saline lake in northwestern Iran between Tabriz and the western border of Turkey)

Lake Okeechobee; Okeechobee (a lake in southeast Florida north of the Everglades)

Lake Victoria; Victoria Nyanza (the largest lake in Africa and the 2nd largest fresh water lake in the world; a headwaters reservoir for the Nile River)

Lake Vanern; Vanern (a lake in southwestern Sweden; the largest lake in Sweden)

Ilmen; Lake Ilmen (a lake in northwestern Russia; drains through the Volkhov River into Lake Ladoga)

Huron; Lake Huron (the 2nd largest of the Great Lakes)

Lake Geneva; Lake Leman (a lake between southwestern Switzerland and France that is crossed from east to west by the Rhone)

Eyre; Lake Eyre (a shallow salt lake in south central Australia about 35 feet below sea level; the largest lake in the country and the lowest point on the continent)

Dead Sea (a saltwater lake on the border between Israel and Jordan; its surface in 1292 feet below sea level)

Bodensee; Constance; Lake Constance (a lake in southeastern Germany on the northern side of the Swiss Alps; forms part of the Rhine River)

Lake Tahoe (a lake on the border between Nevada and California west of Carson City; a popular resort area)

Coeur d'Alene Lake (a lake in northern Idaho)

Lake Chelan (a narrow very deep lake in central Washington in the Cascade Range)

Lake Baikal; Lake Baykal (the largest freshwater lake in Asia or Europe and the deepest lake in the world)

Cayuga Lake; Lake Cayuga (a glacial lake in central New York; the longest of the Finger Lakes)

Caspian; Caspian Sea (a large saltwater lake between Iran and Russia fed by the Volga River; the largest inland body of water in the world)

Canandaigua Lake; Lake Canandaigua (a glacial lake in central New York; one of the Finger Lakes)

Great Lakes (a group of 5 lakes in central North America)

Great Salt Lake (a shallow body of salt water in northwestern Utah)

Erie; Lake Erie (the 4th largest of the Great Lakes; it is linked to the Hudson River by the New York State Barge Canal)

Lake Edward (a lake in the Great Rift Valley between Congo and Uganda)

Champlain; Lake Champlain (a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812)

Chad; Lake Chad (a lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river)

Aral Sea; Lake Aral (a lake east of the Caspian Sea lying between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan)

Lake Albert; Lake Albert Nyanza; Mobuto Lake (a shallow lake on the border between Uganda and Congo in the Great Rift Valley)

Kivu; Lake Kivu (a lake in the mountains of central Africa between Congo and Rwanda)

Keuka Lake; Lake Keuka (a glacial lake in central New York; one of the Finger Lakes)

IJsselmeer (a shallow lake in northwestern Netherlands created in 1932 by building a dam across the entrance to the Zuider Zee)

Great Slave Lake (a lake in the Northwest Territories in northwestern Canada; drained by the Mackenzie River)

Balaton; Lake Balaton; Plattensee (a large shallow lake in western Hungary)


Sense 2lake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("lake" is a kind of...):

pigment (dry coloring matter (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint etc))


Sense 3lake [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("lake" is a kind of...):

pigment (dry coloring matter (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint etc))


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