loch

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noun \ˈläk, ˈläḵ\

Definition of loch

  1. 1 Scotland :  lake

  2. 2 Scotland :  a bay or arm of the sea especially when nearly landlocked

Examples of loch in a sentence

  1. in his biography of Samuel Johnson, James Boswell tells of being conducted by a Scottish boatman across one of the lochs, as they call them, or arms of the sea

Origin and Etymology of loch

Middle English (Scots) louch, from Scottish Gaelic loch; akin to Latin lacus lake — more at lake


First Known Use: 15th century


LOCH Defined for English Language Learners

loch

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noun \ˈläk, ˈläḵ\

Definition of loch for English Language Learners

  • : a lake or a part of the sea that is almost surrounded by land



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