What is lake?

  • (noun): Any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments.
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Lake

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. 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 cover the lake's narrows ... at right Front of the fort View of the lake from the front Back view of the fort ...
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 ...
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 production of hydroelectric energy ... even before the dam for the power plant was built, Lüner Lake was the largest mountain lake in the Alps ... energy from power plants in Germany is used to pump water back into some of the lakes ...
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 ... Additionally, there 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:

    Will lovely, lively, virginal today
    Shatter for us with a wing’s drunken blow
    This hard, forgotten lake haunted in snow
    By the sheer ice of flocks not flown away!
    Stéphane Mallarmé (1842–1898)

    What a wilderness walk for a man to take alone! None of your half-mile swamps, none of your mile-wide woods merely, as on the skirts of our towns, without hotels, only a dark mountain or a lake for guide-board and station, over ground much of it impassable in summer!
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)