Definition of lake noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

lake

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//leɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//leɪk//
 
(abbreviation L.) Rivers and lakes
 
jump to other results
a large area of water that is surrounded by land We swam in the lake. Lake Ontario (figurative) a wine lake (= a large supply of wine that is not being used) See related entries: Rivers and lakes Word Origin late Old English (denoting a pond or pool), from Old French lac, from Latin lacus ‘basin, pool, lake’.Extra examples A ferry takes people across the lake. Carp live in the lake. She fell into the lake. There is a cafe on the other side of the lake. We had a holiday at Lake Como. We spent a weekend at Lake Crystal. We walked around the lake. We went boating on the lake You should cross the lake before nightfall. a cottage on the lake a hill overlooking the lake Do you want to go for a swim in the lake? We stayed in a hotel on the edge of Lake Ontario.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lake