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lake

noun, often attributive \ ˈlāk \

Definition of lake

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

lakelike

play \ˈlāk-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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

Other Oceanography Terms


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lake

noun

Definition of lake

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 : carmine 2

laky

play \ˈlā-kē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of lake

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


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lake

verb

Definition of lake

laked; laking
: to cause (blood) to undergo a physiological change in which the hemoglobin becomes dissolved in the plasma
of blood : to undergo the process by which hemoglobin becomes dissolved in the plasma

First Known Use of lake

1903



LAKE Defined for Kids

lake

noun \ ˈlāk \

Definition of lake for Students

: a large inland body of standing water

Medical Dictionary

lake

verb \ ˈlāk \

medical Definition of lake

laked; laking
: to cause (blood) to undergo a physiological change in which the hemoglobin becomes dissolved in the plasma
of blood : to undergo the process by which hemoglobin becomes dissolved in the plasma


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