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



BrE BrE//leɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//leɪk//
(abbreviation L.) Rivers and lakes
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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 Originlate 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.
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