What is lake?

  • (noun): Any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments.
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A lake is a body of relatively still water of considerable size, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land apart from a river, stream, or other form of moving water that serves to feed or drain the lake. Lakes are inland and not part of the ocean and therefore are distinct from lagoons, and are larger and deeper than ponds. Lakes can be contrasted with rivers or streams, which are usually flowing. However most lakes are fed and drained by rivers and streams.

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Fort Ticonderoga - Construction - Inside and Outside
... protected an area outside the fort between the southern wall and the lake shore ... When it became apparent in 1756 that the fort was too far to the west of the lake, the French constructed an additional redoubt to the east to enable cannon to ... Center) soldiers' barracks at right Front of the fort View of the lake from the front Back view of the fort ...
Vorarlberg - Geography
... Important lakes, apart from Lake Constance are Lüner Lake, Silvretta Lake, Vermunt Lake, Spuller Lake, the Kops Basin and Formarin Lake the first four were created ... for the power plant was built, Lüner Lake was the largest mountain lake in the Alps ... used to pump water back into some of the lakes ...
Utah Lake - Ecosystem - Birds
... Today, about 226 species of birds use the lake either as their permanent home or as a stop over on their migration ... The Utah Lake Wetland Preserve has been established at the south end of Utah Lake ... Birds seen at Utah Lake include sandhill crane, double-crested cormorant, great horned owl, turkey vulture, golden eagle, cinnamon teal duck, and mallard duck ...
Utah Lake - Hydrology
... The Utah Lake watershed drains 3,846 square miles (9,960 km2) over mostly mountainous terrain ... Two major tributaries account for nearly 60% of inflow by streams or rivers into Utah Lake ... are many hot springs and smaller creeks flowing into the lake ...
Utah Lake
... Utah Lake is a freshwater lake in the U.S ... The lake's only river outlet, the Jordan River, is a tributary of the Great Salt Lake ... Evaporation accounts for 42% of the outflow of the lake, which leaves the lake slightly saline ...

More definitions of "lake":

  • (noun): A purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal.
  • (noun): A body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land.

Famous quotes containing the word lake:

    Lenin on a bench beside a lake disturbed
    The swans. He was not the man for swans.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    These beginnings of commerce on a lake in the wilderness are very interesting,—these larger white birds that come to keep company with the gulls.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    This is my lake country.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)