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lakenoun [C]

uk   us   /leɪk/
A2 a ​largearea of ​watersurrounded by ​land and not ​connected to the ​sea except by ​rivers or ​streams: We used to go ​boating on that lake. Lake Windermeremilk, oil, wine, etc. lake disapproving an ​amount of a ​liquidproduced that is more than is ​needed, so that it has to be ​stored or ​wasted: Overproduction ​causedbuttermountains and ​wine lakes.

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(Definition of lake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lakenoun [C]

 us   /leɪk/
a ​largearea of ​water that is not ​salty and is ​surrounded by ​land: Lake Michigan
(Definition of lake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lake”
in Korean 호수…
in Arabic بُحَيْرة…
in Malaysian tasik…
in French lac…
in Russian озеро…
in Chinese (Traditional) 湖,湖泊…
in Italian lago…
in Turkish göl…
in Polish jezioro…
in Spanish lago…
in Vietnamese hồ…
in Portuguese lago…
in Thai ทะเลสาบ…
in German der See…
in Catalan llac…
in Japanese 湖…
in Chinese (Simplified) 湖,湖泊…
in Indonesian danau…
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