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Lake is sometimes a misspelling of lack.

The word lake is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun lake

What does lake mean as a name of something?

Lake is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: lakes

  1. a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
  2. a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: pigment = dry coloring material
  3. any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: pigment = dry coloring material

Alternative definition of the noun lake


  1. Large, landlocked, naturally occurring stretch of water.
  2. (In the plural) an area characterised by its many lakes; e.g., the English Lake District is often shortened to The Lakes.
  3. A large amount of liquid: a wine lake.
  4. [obsolete] An offering, sacrifice, gift.
  5. [obsolete, dialectal] Play, sport, fun, glee.
  6. [obsolete] Fine linen.
  7. In dyeing and painting, an often fugitive crimson or vermillion pigment derived from an organic colorant (cochineal or madder, for example) and an inorganic, generally metallic mordant.

Definition of the verb lake

What does lake mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: laked | laking | lakes

  1. [obsolete] To present an offering.
  2. [chiefly dialectal] To leap, jump, exert oneself, play.
  3. To make lake-red.


  1. Lake is an American indie pop band, signed to K Records, based in Olympia, Washington. Formed in 2007, they are also known for composing the end song to the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time, entitled "Christmas Island" or "The Island Song" . A version of the song was featured on their third album, Let's Build a Roof. Another Adventure Time episode entitled "Shh!", featured their song "No Wonder I.
  2. Lake is a German rock music band that formed in the early 1970s under the name Tornados, changing their name to Lake in 1973. They mostly covered material by other bands in their early years, but released three singles, Come Down/We're Gonna Rock, King Of The Rock'n Roll Party, and Sailor. In 1975 they were joined by lead singer James Hopkins-Harrison, who gave them their signature sound for the remainder of their recording career.

There are other groups with in their name, like Lake Me, Gun Lake, Lake Red, Acid Lake, Bear Lake, Echo Lake, Lady Lake, Lake Soul, Loon Lake, Swan Lake, Black Lake, Lake Trout, Aerial Lake, At the Lake, Geezer Lake, Madder Lake, Madina Lake, Pigeon Lake, Vostok Lake and Hypatia Lake.


  1. Lake a.k.a. Lakey The Kid or Lake is a rapper from Queensbridge, New York. In 1999, Lake was released from prison after serving a seven-year sentence for, according to him, "shooting a guy in the stomach" who is said to have reported him to the police. He had been writing rhymes while in prison and attempted to get into the hip-hop industry once he was released. Lake is famously known as a friend and business partner of fellow Queensbridge rapper Nas. He appeared on the song "Revolutionary Warfare" on Nas' album, God's Son and a song titled 1 never knows. Since he appeared on Nas' album, Lake's relationship has folded with Nas.
  2. Lake a.k.a. Arcadia Lake: Michelle M. Carpenter better known by her screen name of Arcadia Lake was a pornographic actress, best known for her portrayal of Tammy in the 1978 film Debbie Does Dallas.

There are other people with in their name, like Ava Lake, Avi Lake, Don Lake, Ian Lake, Jay Lake, Joe Lake, Lew Lake, Mac Lake, Sim Lake, Sol Lake and many others.


  1. "Lake": Lake is the self-titled first studio album by Lake, released in Germany in 1976 and the USA in 1977. The track "Time Bomb" was the band's highest charting single of their career.
  2. "Lake" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  3. "Lake" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  4. "Lake" is a musical album of Lake.
    • released in (10 years ago)


  1. "Lake" is a 2014 short drama film written and directed by Asuka Sylvie.
  2. "Lake" is a 2013 short, drama, animation film written and directed by Steven Subotnick.


"Lake" is an artwork by Chandrakant Mandare.


  1. Lake is a fictional character from the 2010 horror film My Soul to Take.
  2. Lake is a fictional character from the 1960 film The Jailbreakers.
  3. Lake is a fictional character from the 2011 film You Instead.
  4. Lake is a fictional character in the 2013 film Gerontophilia.

There are other characters with in their name, like Blue Lake, Cass Lake, Doug Lake, John Lake, Agnes Lake, Kelly Lake, Linda Lake, Peter Lake, Sandy Lake, Susan Lake, Glenda Lake, Placid Lake, Sylvia Lake, Brielle Lake, Chester Lake, Willard Lake, Nathalie Lake, Veronica Lake, Lady of the Lake and Dr. Stephanie Lake.


  1. Lake is a town in Newton and Scott counties, Mississippi. The population was 408 at the 2000 census. Lake is the birthplace of country music singer Randy Houser.
  2. Lake: The Town of Lake was formerly a town in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States, which existed from January 2, 1838 to April 6, 1954.
  3. Lake is an 'L' station on the CTA's Red Line in the Chicago Loop that is part of the State Street Subway. Lake is a transfer station between the Red Line and the Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines at the State/Lake station and the Blue Line via the Pedway.
  4. Lake is an unincorporated community located in Fremont County in the U.S. state of Idaho. It is located at 44°40′1″N 111°23′34″W / 44.66694°N 111.39278°W.
  5. Lake Station is a freeway-median light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located below North Lake Avenue in the median of the 210 Freeway in Pasadena, California. The station is served by the Gold Line.
  6. Lake is a neighborhood of San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area.
  7. Lake is a town in Price County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,319 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Kennedy is located in the town. The ghost town of Kaiser was also located in the town.
  8. Lake a.k.a. Lake, Missouri: Lake is a place located in St. Louis County in the State of Missouri in the United States of America. It is located at latitude 38°40'46" North, longitude 90°31'12" West.
  9. Lake a.k.a. Lake Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,049 at the 2010 census.
  10. Lake is a town in Marinette County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 1,064.
  11. Lake a.k.a. Lake Township is a civil township of Benzie County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 759 at the 2010 census. The township is irregularly shaped, following the shore of Lake Michigan from Crystal Lake north to Leelanau County. A portion of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is located in the northern end of the township.
  12. Lake a.k.a. Lake, Louisiana: Lake is an unincorporated community located in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States. Lake is located at latitude 30°17'59" north, longitude 90°51'10" west.
  13. Lake is an unincorporated community in Laurel County, Kentucky, United States.
  14. Lake a.k.a. Lake, Maryland: Lake is an unincorporated community in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. It is located at latitude 39°23'29" North, longitude 76°38'28" West.
  15. Lake a.k.a. Lake, Virginia: Lake is an unincorporated community in Northumberland County, Virginia, United States. Lake is situated along the Coan River, a tidal tributary of the Potomac River.
  16. Lake a.k.a. Lake, Oklahoma: Lake is an unincorporated community in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States. It is located at latitude 36°8'24" North, longitude 96°4'54" West.
  17. Lake a.k.a. Lake, West Virginia: Lake is an unincorporated community in Logan County, West Virginia, United States. Lake is 4.5 miles east-northeast of Mitchell Heights. Lake has a post office with ZIP code 25121.
  18. Lake a.k.a. Lake railway station is a station on the Isle of Wight serving the village of Lake. Until the construction of an interchange station with the Isle of Wight Steam Railway at Smallbrook Junction in 1991, this station was the newest on the island having opened in 1987. The Station is formed of only a single wooden platform with a shelter. The trains that serve this station are Class 483s.

There are other places with in their name, like A Lake, Ash Lake, Bar Lake, Bay Lake, Big Lake, Dal Lake, Elk Lake, Ena Lake, Fox Lake, Gem Lake, Gun Lake, Ham Lake, Kir Lake, Lake Ann, Lake Tai, Lake Van, Lax Lake, Mud Lake, Oak Lake and Ray Lake.


  1. Lake is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  2. Lake is a print ad.
  3. Lake is a website.
  4. Lake is a family name.

Phrases with Lake

Phrases starting with the word Lake:

  1. lake bed
  2. lake aral
  3. lake chub
  4. Lake Disc
  5. lake duck
  6. lake mead
  7. Lake Poet
  8. Lake Chubs
  9. lake keuka
  10. Lake Miwok
  11. lake nyasa
  12. lake poets
  13. Lake Prawn
  14. lake trout
  15. lake volta
  16. Lake-Cress

Phrases ending with the word Lake:

  1. To Lake
  2. Dry lake
  3. Soda lake
  4. Great Lake

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Lake

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Google previewA Gazetteer of the United States (1843)

Comprising a Series of Gazetteers of the Several States and Territories. Maine by John Hayward

Grand Lake is the source of the river St. Croix.

Moosehead Lake is the largest collection of fresh water in Maine, if not in New England. It is 40 miles...

Google previewBlack Swan Lake (2013)

Life of a Wetland by Rodney James Giblett

The lake is a dried-up bowl, dusty, eerie, silent, like a crater of the moon. The lakebed is...

Google previewGreater Mekong Subregion Atlas of the Environment (2nd Edition) (2012)

by Asian Development Bank

Dian Chi Lake is a large, freshwater fault lake located on the YunnanGuizhou Plateau in Kunming, 1,886 meters above sea...

Lugu Lake is an alpine lake at an elevation of 2,691 meters located in the North West Yunnan plateau bordering ...

Google previewDay & Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California (2010)

by Wendy Lautner

The 2-mile ascent to Paradise Lake is a steep series of dusty switchbacks through thick mixed conifer forest. Near the top of the grade, a colorful hillside comes into view before you reach Paradise Lake. After 2 miles of walking along the ...

Google previewRailways and Waterways (1999)

Through The White Mountains by Bruce D. Heald Ph.D.

Profile Lake is a beautiful mountain tarn located at the foot of Cannon Mountain and nearly surrounded by forests. It was formerly called Ferrin's Pond and then the Old Man's Washbowl. The pond above Profile Lake is the source ...

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

LAKE. A body of water surrounded by land, or not forming part of the ocean, and occupying a depression below the ordinary drainage level of the region. Cent. Diet The fact that there Is a current from a higher to a lower level does not make ...

Google previewMichigan Encyclopedia (1999)

by Jennifer Herman

The Portage Lake Vertical Lift Bridge links the two cities. HOUGHTON, Township; Keweenaw County; ...

Google previewGeographic Dictionary of Alaska (1906)

by Marcus Baker

Iliamna; lake, largest in Alaska, a few feet above sea level, alxmt 0n miles long and from 15 to 25 miles wide, between Bristol bay and Cook inlet. Named Shelekof by the Russians as early as 1802, but now universally known by its native name ...

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Quotes about Lake

It was night and I could see a large and calm lake, reflecting the moon. Black mountains rose around it. I arrived from between two of these mountains, I looked at the lake and the moon, and that was it, nothing else happened. (Georges Simenon)
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Scrabble value of L1A1K5E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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