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lake

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noun, often attributive \ˈlāk\

Definition of lake

  1. :  a considerable inland body of standing water; also :  a pool of other liquid (as lava, oil, or pitch)

lakelike play \-ˌlīk\ adjective


Origin of lake

Middle English, from Old English, Anglo-French, & Latin; Old English lacu stream, pool, from Latin lacus lake, pool, pit & Anglo-French lac pit, from Latin lacus; akin to Old English lagu sea, Greek lakkos pond


First Known Use: 12th century

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lake

noun

Definition of lake

  1. 1 a :  a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal b :  any of numerous usually bright translucent organic pigments composed essentially of a soluble dye absorbed on or combined with an inorganic carrier

  2. 2 :  carmine 2

laky play \ˈlā-kē\ adjective


Origin of lake

French laque lac, from Old Occitan laca, from Arabic lakk — more at lacquer


First Known Use: 1598


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lake

verb

Definition of lake

lakedlaking

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause (blood) to undergo a physiological change in which the hemoglobin becomes dissolved in the plasma

  3. intransitive verb
  4. of blood :  to undergo the process by which hemoglobin becomes dissolved in the plasma



1903

First Known Use of lake

1903


LAKE Defined for Kids

lake

play
noun \ˈlāk\

Definition of lake for Students

  1. :  a large inland body of standing water




Medical Dictionary

lake

play
verb \ˈlāk\

Medical Definition of lake

laked; laking

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to cause (blood) to undergo a physiological change in which the hemoglobin becomes dissolved in the plasma

  3. intransitive verb

  4. of blood :  to undergo the process by which hemoglobin becomes dissolved in the plasma




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