The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lake \Lake\, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea,
Icel. l["o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la`kkos pond, tank. Cf.
A large body of water contained in a depression of the
earth's surface, and supplied from the drainage of a more or
less extended area.
Note: Lakes are for the most part of fresh water; the salt
lakes, like the Great Salt Lake of Utah, have usually
no outlet to the ocean.
Lake dwellers (Ethnol.), people of a prehistoric race, or
races, which inhabited different parts of Europe. Their
dwellings were built on piles in lakes, a short distance
from the shore. Their relics are common in the lakes of
Lake dwellings (Archaeol.), dwellings built over a lake,
sometimes on piles, and sometimes on rude foundations kept
in place by piles; specifically, such dwellings of
prehistoric times. Lake dwellings are still used by many
savage tribes. Called also lacustrine dwellings. See
Lake fly (Zool.), any one of numerous species of dipterous
flies of the genus Chironomus. In form they resemble
mosquitoes, but they do not bite. The larvae live in
Lake herring (Zool.), the cisco (Coregonus Artedii).
Lake poets, Lake school, a collective name originally
applied in contempt, but now in honor, to Southey,
Coleridge, and Wordsworth, who lived in the lake country
of Cumberland, England, Lamb and a few others were classed
with these by hostile critics. Called also lakers and
Lake sturgeon (Zool.), a sturgeon (Acipenser rubicundus),
of moderate size, found in the Great Lakes and the
Mississippi River. It is used as food.
Lake trout (Zool.), any one of several species of trout and
salmon; in Europe, esp. Salmo fario; in the United
States, esp. Salvelinus namaycush of the Great Lakes,
and of various lakes in New York, Eastern Maine, and
Canada. A large variety of brook trout (Salvelinus
fontinalis), inhabiting many lakes in New England, is
also called lake trout. See Namaycush.
Lake whitefish. (Zool.) See Whitefish.
Lake whiting (Zool.), an American whitefish (Coregonus
Labradoricus), found in many lakes in the Northern United
States and Canada. It is more slender than the common