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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
lake1 /leɪk/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Geographya body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
lake1  (lāk),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land.
  2. any similar body or pool of other liquid, as oil.
  3. Idioms (go) jump in the lake, (used as an exclamation of dismissal or impatience.)
  • bef. 1000; Middle English lak(e), lac(e), apparently a conflation of Old French lac, its source, Latin lacus (compare Greek lákkos, Old Irish loch, Old English, Old Saxon lagu sea, water) and Old English lacu stream, water course (compare leccan to moisten, modern dialect, dialectal lake stream, channel; see leach1)

lake2  (lāk),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Fine Artany of various pigments prepared from animal, vegetable, or coal-tar coloring matters by chemical or other union with metallic compounds.
  2. Fine Arta red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal by combination with a metallic compound.
  • variant of lac1 1610–20

Lake  (lāk),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalSimon, 1866–1945, U.S. engineer and naval architect.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
lake /leɪk/ n
  1. an expanse of water entirely surrounded by land and unconnected to the sea except by rivers or streams
    Related adjective(s): lacustrine
  2. anything resembling this
  3. a surplus of a liquid commodity: a wine lake
Etymology: 13th Century: lac, via Old French from Latin lacus basin
lake /leɪk/ n
  1. a bright pigment used in textile dyeing and printing inks, produced by the combination of an organic colouring matter with an inorganic compound, usually a metallic salt, oxide, or hydroxide
  2. a red dye obtained by combining a metallic compound with cochineal
Etymology: 17th Century: variant of lac1
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Mem•phre•ma•gog  (mem′frē māgog),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Place NamesLake, a lake on the boundary between the U.S. and Canada, between N Vermont and S Quebec. 30 mi. (48 km) long.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    Memphremagog /ˌmɛmfriːˈmeɪɡɒɡ/ n
    1. Lakea lake on the border between the US and Canada, in N Vermont and S Quebec. Length: about 43 km (27 miles). Width: up to 6 km (4 miles)
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    Collocations: UK: spent a [few days, week] in the Lake District, Lake [Michigan, Tahoe, Victoria], a [deep, shallow, vast, small, mountain] lake, more...

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