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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
loch
noun
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▪ A sizable saithe dangling from its beak indicates another meal for its young up on the hill loch beyond the village.
▪ And the best way to tackle that problem is not on the loch itself, but in the centre of town.
▪ Between the loch and your start point at Caldons campsite you need to follow a short section of the Water of Trool.
▪ But there are two differences: Morar has a tourist fringe and its loch is of fresh water.
▪ Oscaig, owned by the Marquess of Linlithgow, is a splendid sea-trout loch.
▪ The loch is so new and shallow that underwater tree-stumps can still catch you unawares.
▪ Those who drowned in the loch were pronounced guilty.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Loch

Loch \Loch\ (l[o^]k), n. [Gael. & Olr. loch. See Lake of water.] A lake; a bay or arm of the sea. [Scot.]

Loch

Loch \Loch\ (l[o^]k), n. [F. looch, Ar. la'[=u]g, an electuary, or any medicine which may be licked or sucked, fr. la'[=u]q to lick.] (Med.) A kind of medicine to be taken by licking with the tongue; a lambative; a lincture.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
loch

late 14c., from Gaelic loch "lake, narrow arm of the sea," cognate with Old Irish loch "body of water, lake," Breton lagen, Anglo-Irish lough, Latin lacus (see lake (n.1)). The Loch Ness monster is first attested 1933.

Wiktionary
loch

Etymology 1 n. 1 (context Scotland English) A lake. 2 (context Scotland English) A bay or arm of the sea. Etymology 2

n. (alternative form of looch English)

WordNet
loch
  1. n. a long narrow inlet of the sea in Scotland (especially when it is nearly landlocked)

  2. Scottish word for a lake

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Loch

Loch is the Irish and Scottish Gaelic word for a lake and a sea inlet. It is cognate with the Manxlough, Cornishlogh, and the Welsh word for lake, llwch.

In English and Hiberno-English, the anglicised spelling lough is commonly found in place names, pronounced the same way as loch. In Scottish English, 'loch' is always used.

Some lochs could also be called firths, fjords, estuaries, straits or bays. Sea-inlet lochs are often called sea lochs or sea loughs

Loch (surname)

Loch is the surname of a Scottish Lowlands family whose members have included:

  • George Loch of Drylaw (1749-1788), Edinburgh land-owner
  • James Loch (1780–1855), Scottish estate commissioner and later a Member of Parliament
  • John Loch (1781–1868), Chairman of the East India Company
  • George Loch (1811–1887), Member of Parliament
  • Henry Loch, 1st Baron Loch (1827–1900), Scottish soldier and colonial administrator
  • Edward Loch, 2nd Baron Loch (1873–1942), senior British Army officer
  • Joice NanKivell Loch (1887–1982), Australian author, journalist and humanitarian
  • Kenneth Loch (1890–1961), Lieutenant-General, a Scottish soldier and defence planner
  • Tam Dalyell, born Thomas Dalyell Loch, a Scottish politician; Labour Member of Parliament from 1962 to 2005

Loch is also a German surname:

  • Christoph Loch, Director (Dean) of Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge
  • Felix Loch (born 1989), German luger and Olympic champion
  • Hans Loch (1898-1960), East German politician
  • Herbert Loch (1886–1976), German general during World War II

Other people with the surname Loch include:

  • Samuel Loch (born 1983), Australian rower
Loch (disambiguation)

Loch is the Scottish Gaelic and Irish word for a lake or a sea inlet.

Loch may also refer to:

  • Loch (surname)
  • The Loch, a novel by Steve Alten
  • Loch class frigate, a class of ship built for the Royal Navy and her allies during World War II
  • Baron Loch, a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom
  • Loch, Victoria, a town in Australia
    • Loch railway station
  • Mount Loch, a mountain in Australia
  • Loch Castle (Eichhofen), a rare example of a Bavarian cave castle

Usage examples of "loch".

Dail will be submitted by Donald of the Warrens, Senior Bedel of the Loch Confederation.

The weather was hot and dry, there wasnt a midge in sight, your mother was wearing a white linen dress, I still had all my hair, my firstborn child was burbling on my back and we were about to go down to the loch and eat strawberries and drink champagne .

Abends, als der kleine Kay zu Hause und halb ausgezogen war, kletterte er auf den Stuhl am Fenster und guckte zu dem kleinen Loch hinaus.

The rock-scoured mountain that overhung the town gleamed wet and wicked where the great slide had gashed it, tumbling millions of tons of debris down into the waters of the loch to form the hard standing that reached back from the quay.

On nights like this Bella had no difficulty in believing the Highland tales of ghosties and ghouls and monsters in the lochs.

The trees were all very black, the loch was a strange glimmery silver, and warm orange light streamed from Kingarth across the dark lawn.

It runs from a lofty gowl in the Grampians down to the slate-mines at Ballachulish, at the heid of the loch called Linnhe, which runs down to plash the shores of Mull and spaw into the Atlantic.

I pointed to the west where the mountainous shore-line, not five miles away yet barely visible through the driving rain and low scudding cloud, ran in an almost sheer drop from the head of Loch Lairg to the entrance to Torbay Sound.

The evening sun sank low in the sky as the travelers stopped near the junction of Loch Lochy and Loch Arkaig, deep in the heart of Grant territory.

Moidart, to Glenfinnan, and in August of 1745, to Loch Lochy, then on to capture Perth.

Das Regenwasser sollte aus dem Rachen seinen Ausgang nehmen, fand aber seinen Weg durch den Bauch, denn es war ein Loch in der Rinne.

Leaving the remaining slates to be airlifted roofwards, Sab and Knot climbed back in the van and headed down to the loch for more.

A rock of special interest described by Professor Judd occurs on Achvarasdale Moor, near Loch Scye, and hence named Scyelite.

I fled Kilernan a few months past, to stay in a shieling hut in the hills above Loch Garry.

They headed over to the west coast, stopping for lunch at Loch Lomond, spending the afternoon as tourists, passing through Tarbet and Crianlarich.