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See also: lake, Lãke, läke, and lakë


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Derived from the noun lake.

Proper noun[edit]

Lake (countable and uncountable, plural Lakes)

  1. A surname.
  2. A unisex given name.
    Lake Bell, Lake Chambers Speed
  3. A placename
    1. A number of places in the United Kingdom
      1. A large village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England (OS grid ref SZ5983).
      2. A settlement in Wilsford cum Lake parish, Wiltshire, England (OS grid ref SU1339).
    2. A number of places in the United States:
      1. An unincorporated community in Fremont County, Idaho.
      2. An unincorporated community in Laurel County, Kentucky.
      3. An unincorporated community in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.
      4. An unincorporated community in Baltimore County, Maryland.
      5. An unincorporated community in Garfield Township, Clare County, Michigan.
      6. A town in Newton County and Scott County, Mississippi.
      7. A township in St. Louis County, Missouri.
      8. An unincorporated community in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
      9. An unincorporated community in Northumberland County, Virginia.
      10. An unincorporated community in Logan County, West Virginia.
      11. A town in Marinette County, Wisconsin.
      12. A former town in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, annexed by the city of Milwaukee in 1954.
      13. A town in Price County, Wisconsin.

Derived terms[edit]




Borrowed from Middle Low German lāke, from Old Saxon laca, from Proto-West Germanic *laku, from Proto-Germanic *lakō (lake, pool). Originally the same word as Lache (puddle), which see for more.


  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːkə/
  • (file)


Lake f (genitive Lake, plural Laken)

  1. brine (saltwater used for pickling)

Usage notes[edit]

  • A pleonastic compound Salzlake is often used instead of the simplex.


Further reading[edit]

  • Lake” in Duden online

German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Middle Low German lāke, from Old Saxon laca (attested in placenames), from Proto-West Germanic *laku, from Proto-Germanic *lakō. More at lake.


Lake f (plural Laken)

  1. The small, naturally occurring outflow or drainage of a lowland or swamp