lake
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) enPR: lāk, IPA: /leɪk/
Noun

lake (plural lakes)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) A small stream of running water; a channel for water; a drain.
  2. A large, landlocked stretch of water.
  3. A large amount of liquid; as, a wine lake.
    • 1991, Robert DeNiro (actor), Backdraft (film):
      So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline?
  4. (obsolete) A pit, or ditch
Synonyms Translations Noun

lake (plural lakes)

  1. (obsolete) An offering, sacrifice, gift.
  2. (dialectal) Play; sport; game; fun; glee.
Related terms Verb

lake (lakes, present participle laking; past and past participle laked)

  1. (obsolete) To present an offering.
  2. (chiefly, dialectal) To leap, jump, exert oneself, play.
Noun

lake (plural lakes)

  1. (obsolete) A kind of fine, white linen.
Noun

lake (plural lakes)

  1. In dyeing and painting, an often fugitive crimson or vermillion pigment derived from an organic colorant (cochineal or madder, for example) and an inorganic, generally metallic mordant.
  2. In the composition of colors for use in products intended for human consumption, made by extending on a substratum of alumina, a salt prepared from one of the certified water-soluble straight colors.
    For example, the name of a lake prepared by extending the aluminum salt prepared from FD&C Blue No. 1 upon the substratum would be FD&C Blue No. 1--Aluminum Lake.
Translations Verb

lake (lakes, present participle laking; past and past participle laked)

  1. To make lake-red.

Lake
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A large village/and/civil parish on the Isle of Wight.
  3. A settlement in Wilsford cum Lake, Wiltshire (OS grid ref SU1339).
  4. An unincorporated community in Fremont County, Idaho.
  5. An unincorporated community in Laurel County, Kentucky.
  6. An unincorporated community in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.
  7. An unincorporated community in Baltimore County, Maryland.
  8. An unincorporated community in Garfield Township, Clare County.
  9. A town in Newton County, and.
  10. A township in St. Louis County, Missouri.
  11. An unincorporated community in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
  12. An unincorporated community in Northumberland County, Virginia.
  13. An unincorporated community in Logan County, West Virginia.
  14. A town in Marinette County, Wisconsin.
  15. A former town in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, annexed by the city of Milwaukee in 1954.
  16. A town in Price County, Wisconsin.
  17. A unisex given name.
    Lake Bell, Lake Speed



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