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Lake


LAKE, verb intransitive

To play; to sport. North of England. This is play, without a prefix.

LAKE, noun [Latin lacus. A lake is a stand of water, from the root of lay. Hence Latin lagena, Eng. flagon.]

1. A large and extensive collection of water contained in a cavity or hollow of the earth. It differs from a pond in size, the latter being a collection of small extent; but sometimes a collection of water is called a pond or a lake indifferently. North America contains some of the largest lakes on the globe, particularly the lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior.

2. A middle color between ultramarine and vermilion, made of cochineal.