Lough is a surname of Scottish or Irish origin, meaning lake. The name refers to:
- David Lough (born 1986), American baseball player
- Dorian Lough (contemporary), British actor
- Ernest Lough (1911–2000), English boy soprano
- John Francis Burnaby Lumley Lough, Reverend (1832-1896), Bermudian, Rector of St. Peter's Church, St. George's, Bermuda (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- John Graham Lough (1789–1867), English sculptor
- John Robert Stuart Lough, Brigadier (1887-1970), Canadian, Commanding Officer Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, Commanding Officer Group A, D, E & G Canadian Reinforcement Units, England (1943-1944)
- Maxon Spafford Lough, Brigadier-General (1886-1964), American Chief of Personnel Division, Office of the Chief of Infantry (1941); American Commanding Philippine Division (1941-1942); Prisoner of War Japan (1942-1945)
- Peter Lough (born 1975), Canadian professional lacrosse player
- Rodney Lough Jr. (born 1960), American Wilderness Photographer
- Thomas Lough (1850–1922), Irish-British politician; MP 1892–1918
- Thomas Lough (1801-1877), Roaming Artist, Poet and Musician (fiddle); Blacksmith; Brother of John Graham Lough, English Sculptor
- William H. Lough (1881-1940s), American economist
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lough \Lough\, n. [See 1st Loch.] A loch or lake; -- so spelt in Ireland.
Lough \Lough\, obs. strong imp.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"a lake, pool," early 14c., Anglo-Celtic, representing a northern form of Irish and Gaelic loch, Welsh llwch, from PIE root *laku- (see lake (n.1)).
n. a long narrow (nearly landlocked) cove in Ireland
Irish word for a lake
n. A lake or long, narrow inlet, especially in Ireland.
Usage examples of "lough".
Every few years Lough Bawn had a habit of disappearing for a whole year.
Doire Coill goes away east and south from here, until it meets the tip of Lough Lar.
He had crossed Lough Swilly on the following fore-noon by a little cargo steamer, which once a week steamed up the Lennon River as far as Ramelton.
It is five years since your father arrested me at the ferry down there on Lough Swilly, because I wished to press on to Letterkenny and not delay a night by stopping with a stranger.
Lough Derg near their home, while 60 people, including neighbours, civil defence, and the Order of Malta have searched a five-mile radius around their home, including bogs and marl holes.
The ancient tradition of hospitality of the Culdee mystics, whose ruined monasteries ringed this lough, was reborn in the new orders and communities.
Within a few hours, demicannons and culverins were being rowed to the beach, heaved ashore in heavy-duty cargo nets, then winched to the cliff-top by sailors who did not lack for a host of willing, helpful hands and arms and backs from the men of Benchor and others come in from the smaller settlements and holdings round about Lough Loig.
The men started to come out on the longest, levelest wharf, then stopped in the cleared space when they saw the ship, propelled by the efforts of men straining at the sweeps, swing broadside to the shore and heard the rattling as the fore and aft anchors were dropped to the lough bed not far below.
It was looted in a raid on Mercia led by Righ Aed Allan, nine centuries ago, after the original Jewel of Ulaid was hurled into Lough Neagh by the defeated Righ Cathussach, just before Aed Allan caught up to him, killed him, and took his throne.
The column crossed from Airgialla into Ulaid northeast of Armagh, near to the southern shore of Lough Neagh, taking the road that skirted the Lough and following its way through croplands and wastes.
Moher, the windy wilds of Connemara, lough Neagh with submerged petrified city, the Giant's Causeway, Fort Camden and Fort Carlisle, the Golden Vale of Tipperary, the islands of Aran, the pastures of royal Meath, Brigid's elm in Kildare, the Queen's Island shipyard in Belfast, the Salmon Leap, the lakes of Killarney.
Oure Hooste lough, and swoor, "So moot I gon, This gooth aright, unbokeled is the male, Lat se now who shal telle another tale, For trewely the game is wel bigonne.
Oure blissed lordes body they to-tere, Hem thoughte that Jewes rente hym noght ynough, And ech of hem at otheres synne lough.
He cleped it `Valerie and Theofraste,' At whiche book he lough alwey ful faste.
When Ayla no- I eyelids drooping sleepily, she felt her chest and her dtor the relaxation of the smooth muscles of her all lough she would not have described it that way, and athing closely to note the response of her lungs and .