Lake or lakes may refer to:
- Lake, an enclosed geographical body of fresh water
- Lake pigment, a pigment manufactured by precipitating a dye with an inert binder, or “mordant”, usually a metallic salt
Natural lakes are generally found in mountainous areas, rift zones, and areas with ongoing glaciation. Other lakes are found in endorheic basins or along the courses of mature rivers. In some parts of the world there are many lakes because of chaotic drainage patterns left over from the last Ice Age. All lakes are temporary over geologic time scales, as they will slowly fill in with sediments or spill out of the basin containing them.
Many lakes are artificial and are constructed for industrial or agricultural use, for hydro-electric power generation or domestic water supply, or for aesthetic or recreational purposes.
Lake is the self-titled first studio album by Lake, released in Germany in 1976 and the USA in 1977. The track "Time Bomb" was the band's highest charting single of their career.
Lake (American band)
Lake (stylized as LAKE) is an American indie pop band, signed to K Records, based in Olympia, Washington. Formed in 2005, they are also known for composing the end song to the Cartoon Network show Adventure Time, entitled "Christmas Island" or "The Island Song" . A version of the song was featured on their third album, Let's Build a Roof. Another Adventure Time episode entitled "Shh!" , featured their song "No Wonder I."
Lake (German band)
Lake is a German rock music band that formed in the early 1970s under the name Tornados, changing their name to Lake in 1973. They mostly covered material by other bands in their early years, but released three singles, Come Down/We're Gonna Rock, King Of The Rock'n Roll Party, and Sailor. In 1975 they were joined by lead singer James Hopkins-Harrison, who gave them their signature sound for the remainder of their recording career.
They achieved modest success in much of Europe from the mid-1970s through the early 1980s, particularly in Germany where they were named artist of the year by the German Phono Academy in 1977. That same year, their self-titled debut album reached #92 in the US and the single Time Bomb reached #83, which would prove to be their greatest success in the US. They toured the US in the late 1970s as the opening act for various headline acts, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Oak Arkansas, and Neil Young. After their contract with CBS was discontinued the label released previously unavailable live material from stage appearances between May 1979 and October 1980, introducing the Lake 1 (incl. Detlef Petersen) and the Lake 2 (incl. Achim Oppermann) formations on the double live album Live - On the Run. The band was able to sign another contract with the German Polydor label and in 1984 they released album #6, No Time for Heroes.
In 1985 Lake released Voices and in 1986 Lake's last album was recorded, the Polydor release So What. Longtime drummer Dieter Ahrendt left in the meantime and was replaced by Udo Dahmen. Jo Kappl also left, leaving the job on the bass guitar to Benjamin Hüllenkrämer. So What included "Inside To Outside", written by Achim Oppermann which had already performed by former Kajagoogoo lead singer Limahl, Apparently Lake ceased to exist by 1986/87. In 1991 James Hopkins-Harrison died from an overdose of heroin.
At the beginning of the new millennium Lake was revived by Alex Conti, including Mike Starrs, Adrian Askew, Mickie Stickdorn and Michael "Bexi" Becker. In March 2005 the first Lake studio recording for 20 years was released: The Blast of Silence.
After having had to withdraw their 2012 album, Freedom, due to quarrels with their then singer, Lloyd Anderson, their original singer, Ian Cussick, rejoined the band. In February 2014 Lake released their new album Wings of Freedom, which contains most of the material of Freedom (except for three songs which have been replaced by two new songs), with new vocals by Cussick.
Lake is an English surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Alan Lake, British actor
- Alice Lake, American actress
- Anthony Lake, former US National Security Advisor
- Arthur Lake (disambiguation), several people
- Bill Lake, Canadian actor
- Brian Lake, Australian rules footballer
- Carnell Lake, American football player
- Chris Lake, English house music DJ and producer
- Denton D. Lake (1887–1941), New York politician
- Florence Lake (1904-1980), American actress and sister of the actor Arthur Lake
- George Hingston Lake (1847–1900) politician of South Australia
- George Lake (footballer) (1889–1918), English footballer
- Greg Lake, British bass guitarist and singer
- Harry Lake (disambiguation), several people
- John Lake (disambiguation), several people
- James Andrew Trehane Lake (ca.1840–1876) politician of South Australia
- Junior Lake (born 1990), Dominican baseball player
- Kirsopp Lake (1872–1946), British New Testament scholar
- Leonard Lake, serial killer
- Patricia Lake (1923–1993), wife of the actor Arthur Lake
- Paul Lake, English football player
- Phipps W. Lake (1789-1860), Wisconsin politician
- Ricki Lake, actress and television personality
- Simon Lake, American naval engineer and inventor
- Steve Lake, former baseball catcher
- Stuart Lake (baseball), American college baseball coach
- Veronica Lake (1922–1973), American film actress
- Wells Lake (politician) (b. ca. 1773), New York politician
Lake, MS -- U.S. town in Mississippi
Housing Units (2000): 159
Land area (2000): 1.102019 sq. miles (2.854217 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.102019 sq. miles (2.854217 sq. km)
FIPS code: 38600
Located within: Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
Location: 32.343228 N, 89.328193 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 39092
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Lake -- U.S. County in Illinois
Housing Units (2000): 225919
Land area (2000): 447.563704 sq. miles (1159.184623 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 920.386660 sq. miles (2383.790404 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1367.950364 sq. miles (3542.975027 sq. km)
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 42.313322 N, 87.983801 W
Lake County, IL
Lake -- U.S. County in Indiana
Housing Units (2000): 194992
Land area (2000): 496.984821 sq. miles (1287.184722 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 129.358041 sq. miles (335.035775 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 626.342862 sq. miles (1622.220497 sq. km)
Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
Location: 41.529603 N, 87.395253 W
Lake County, IN
Lake -- U.S. County in Montana
Housing Units (2000): 13605
Land area (2000): 1493.773858 sq. miles (3868.856367 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 159.946525 sq. miles (414.259580 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1653.720383 sq. miles (4283.115947 sq. km)
Located within: Montana (MT), FIPS 30
Location: 47.652922 N, 114.126444 W
Lake County, MT
Lake -- U.S. County in Minnesota
Housing Units (2000): 6840
Land area (2000): 2099.159616 sq. miles (5436.798216 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 891.661842 sq. miles (2309.393470 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2990.821458 sq. miles (7746.191686 sq. km)
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 47.500149 N, 91.469111 W
Lake County, MN
Lake -- U.S. County in Michigan
Housing Units (2000): 13498
Land area (2000): 567.435063 sq. miles (1469.650004 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 7.168657 sq. miles (18.566736 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 574.603720 sq. miles (1488.216740 sq. km)
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 43.951418 N, 85.831863 W
Lake County, MI
Lake -- U.S. County in Ohio
Housing Units (2000): 93487
Land area (2000): 228.211516 sq. miles (591.065088 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 750.653787 sq. miles (1944.184300 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 978.865303 sq. miles (2535.249388 sq. km)
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 41.693346 N, 81.303633 W
Lake County, OH
Lake -- U.S. County in Oregon
Housing Units (2000): 3999
Land area (2000): 8135.753031 sq. miles (21071.502721 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 222.712079 sq. miles (576.821612 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 8358.465110 sq. miles (21648.324333 sq. km)
Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
Location: 42.713376 N, 120.576980 W
Lake County, OR
Lake -- U.S. County in Tennessee
Housing Units (2000): 2716
Land area (2000): 163.417360 sq. miles (423.249002 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 30.377450 sq. miles (78.677230 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 193.794810 sq. miles (501.926232 sq. km)
Located within: Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
Location: 36.333874 N, 89.485338 W
Lake County, TN
Lake -- U.S. County in South Dakota
Housing Units (2000): 5282
Land area (2000): 563.228625 sq. miles (1458.755381 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 11.827532 sq. miles (30.633165 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 575.056157 sq. miles (1489.388546 sq. km)
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 44.019761 N, 97.099990 W
Lake County, SD
Lake -- U.S. County in Colorado
Housing Units (2000): 3913
Land area (2000): 376.892949 sq. miles (976.148215 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 7.006642 sq. miles (18.147119 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 383.899591 sq. miles (994.295334 sq. km)
Located within: Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
Location: 39.214575 N, 106.310225 W
Lake County, CO
Lake -- U.S. County in Florida
Housing Units (2000): 102830
Land area (2000): 953.150059 sq. miles (2468.647214 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 203.248529 sq. miles (526.411252 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1156.398588 sq. miles (2995.058466 sq. km)
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 28.795924 N, 81.747696 W
Lake County, FL
Lake -- U.S. County in California
Housing Units (2000): 32528
Land area (2000): 1257.958823 sq. miles (3258.098255 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 71.520402 sq. miles (185.236984 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1329.479225 sq. miles (3443.335239 sq. km)
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 39.023264 N, 122.751791 W
Lake County, CA
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lake \Lake\, n. [Cf. G. laken.]
A kind of fine white linen, formerly in use. [Obs.]
Lake \Lake\ (l[=a]k), n. [F. laque, fr. Per. See Lac.] A pigment formed by combining some coloring matter, usually by precipitation, with a metallic oxide or earth, esp. with aluminium hydrate; as, madder lake; Florentine lake; yellow lake, etc.
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. Loch, Lough.] 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 Switzerland.
Lake dwellings (Arch[ae]ol.), 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 Crannog.
Lake fly (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of dipterous flies of the genus Chironomus. In form they resemble mosquitoes, but they do not bite. The larv[ae] live in lakes.
Lake herring (Zo["o]l.), 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 lakists.
Lake sturgeon (Zo["o]l.), a sturgeon ( Acipenser rubicundus), of moderate size, found in the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. It is used as food.
Lake trout (Zo["o]l.), 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. (Zo["o]l.) See Whitefish.
Lake whiting (Zo["o]l.), an American whitefish ( Coregonus Labradoricus), found in many lakes in the Northern United States and Canada. It is more slender than the common whitefish.
Lake \Lake\ (l[=a]k), v. i. [AS. l[=a]can, l[ae]can, to spring, jump, l[=a]c play, sport, or fr. Icel. leika to play, sport; both akin to Goth. laikan to dance. [root]120. Cf. Knowledge.] To play; to sport. [Prov. Eng.]
Etymology 1 n. 1 (context now chiefly dialectal English) A small stream of running water; a channel for water; a drain. 2 A large, landlocked stretch of water. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context obsolete English) An offering, sacrifice, gift. 2 (context dialectal English) play; sport; game; fun; glee. vb. 1 (context obsolete English) To present an offering. 2 (context chiefly dialectal English) To leap, jump, exert oneself, play. Etymology 3
n. (context obsolete English) Fine linen. Etymology 4
n. In dyeing and painting, an often fugitive crimson or vermillion pigment derived from an organic colorant (cochineal or madder, for example) and an inorganic, generally metallic mordant. vb. To make lake-red. Etymology 5
vb. (context obsolete English) To play; to sport.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"body of water," early 12c., from Old French lack and directly from Latin lacus "pond, lake," also "basin, tank," related to lacuna "hole, pit," from PIE *laku- (cognates: Greek lakkos "pit, tank, pond," Old Church Slavonic loky "pool, puddle, cistern," Old Irish loch "lake, pond"). The common notion is "basin." There was a Germanic form of the word, which yielded cognate Old Norse lögr "sea flood, water," Old English lacu "stream," lagu "sea flood, water," leccan "to moisten" (see leak (v.)). In Middle English, lake, as a descendant of the Old English word, also could mean "stream; river gully; ditch; marsh; grave; pit of hell," and this might have influenced the form of the borrowed word. The North American Great Lakes so called from 1660s.
"deep red coloring matter," 1610s, from French laque (see lac), from which it was obtained.
n. a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal
any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments
Usage examples of "lake".
Fernbrake Lake, one of the four magical Lakes in Achar, lay deep in the Bracken Ranges far to the south of the Avarinheim, and the Avar people had to travel secretly through the hostile Skarabost Plains to reach the Lake they called the Mother.
Asia, the drowning of many productive lowland farming areas by rising sea levels, and the pollution of aquifers and the acidification or drying of freshwater lakes.
It was a glorious day, all sun bright and adazzle with lights off the lake.
Airthrey Castle, standing in a fine park with a lake, adjoins the town on the south-east, and just beyond it are the old church and burying-ground of Logie, beautifully situated at the foot of a granite spur of the Ochil range.
The latter, faithful to the principle of Horace, nil admirari, had contented himself with showing his knowledge by declaring in what lake the best lampreys were caught.
Many were too large to fit comfortably in buildings constructed on a human scale, and others, such as the Afanc and other water-dwellers, were unable to leave their own element, though they could move from Upper to Lower waters, and indeed, to other lakes and waterways in Gendival, via a network of subterranean waterways carved out by the Gaeorn long ago.
They gasped at the sight of the afanc, thrashing furiously now in the lake with its great neck bending to and fro.
Does it not say that Hu the Mighty, the inventor of husbandry, who brought the Cumry from the summer-country, drew the old afanc out of the lake of lakes with his four gigantic oxen?
An enclitic, similar in function to bara, except that it indicates that a preceding verb is the name of the following element in the agglutinated term, as in Darabeldal, Flowing Lake.
Calling this a castle is like calling a puddle on a privy floor a lake, Alayne thought, when the bucket was opened so they might emerge within the waycastle.
Her brother Tam, who loved music, anything from Swan Lake -- he had given the earrings to Odette -- to aleatory concertos.
The sun was nearing the western horizon when Alec and Seregil rode up the lake shore to the town walls.
They tore that open, and there was the hay-rope lying stretched down alongst his breast, so fresh that they saw at first sight that it was made of risp, a sort of long sword-grass that grows about marshes and the sides of lakes.
Sometime in the past the entire Altiplano, with its lakes, rose from the bottom of the ocean .
Nilus mysteriously rose, broke its banks and spread a coat of thick, black mud replete with nutrition over the fields of that strange kingdom, seven hundred miles long but only four or five miles wide except for the anabranch valley of Ta-she and Lake Moeris, and the Delta.