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Lake vs. Pond

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Lakenoun

A small stream of running water; a channel for water; a drain.

Pondnoun

An inland body of standing water, either natural or man-made, that is smaller than a lake.

Lakenoun

A large, landlocked stretch of water.

Pondnoun

An inland body of standing water of any size that is fed by springs rather than by a river.

Lakenoun

A large amount of liquid; as, a wine lake.

Pondnoun

(colloquial) The Atlantic Ocean. Especially in across the pond.

‘I wonder how they do this on the other side of the pond.’; ‘I haven't been back home across the pond in twenty years.’;

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Lakenoun

(obsolete) A pit, or ditch

Pondverb

(transitive) To block the flow of water so that it can escape only through evaporation or seepage; to dam.

Lakenoun

(obsolete) An offering, sacrifice, gift.

Pondverb

(transitive) To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.

Lakenoun

(dialectal) Play; sport; game; fun; glee.

Pondverb

(intransitive) To form a pond; to pool.

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Lakenoun

(obsolete) A kind of fine, white linen.

Pondverb

To ponder.

Lakenoun

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.

Pondnoun

A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake.

Lakeverb

(obsolete) To present an offering.

Pondverb

To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.

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Lakeverb

To leap, jump, exert oneself, play.

Pondverb

To ponder.

‘Pleaseth you, pond your suppliant's plaint.’;

Lakeverb

To make lake-red.

Pondnoun

a small lake;

‘the pond was too small for sailing’;

Lakenoun

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.

Pond

A pond is an area filled with water, either natural or artificial, that is smaller than a lake. Ponds can be created by a wide variety of natural processes (e.g.

Lakenoun

A kind of fine white linen, formerly in use.

Lakenoun

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.

Lakeverb

To play; to sport.

Lakenoun

a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land

Lakenoun

a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

Lakenoun

any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments

Lakenoun

a large area of water surrounded by land

‘Lake Victoria’; ‘boys were swimming in the lake’;

Lakenoun

the Lake District.

Lakenoun

a pool of liquid

‘the fish was served in a lake of spicy sauce’;

Lakenoun

a large surplus of a liquid commodity

‘the EU wine lake’;

Lakenoun

an insoluble pigment made by combining a soluble organic dye and an insoluble mordant.

Lakenoun

a purplish-red pigment made in the same way as lake, originally one obtained from lac.

Lake

A lake is an area filled with water, localized in a basin, surrounded by land, apart from any river or other outlet that serves to feed or drain the lake. Lakes lie on land and are not part of the ocean, although like the much larger oceans, they form part of Earth's water cycle.

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