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Lake vs. River

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Lakenoun

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

Rivernoun

A large and often winding stream which drains a land mass, carrying water down from higher areas to a lower point, ending at an ocean or in an inland sea.

‘Occasionally rivers overflow their banks and cause floods.’;

Lakenoun

A large, landlocked stretch of water.

Rivernoun

Any large flow of a liquid in a single body.

‘a river of blood’;

Lakenoun

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

Rivernoun

(poker) The last card dealt in a hand.

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Lakenoun

(obsolete) A pit, or ditch

Rivernoun

(typography) A visually undesirable effect of white space running down a page, caused by spaces between words on consecutive lines happening to coincide.

Lakenoun

(obsolete) An offering, sacrifice, gift.

Rivernoun

One who rives or splits.

Lakenoun

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

Riververb

(poker) To improve one’s hand to beat another player on the final card in a poker game.

‘Johnny rivered me by drawing that ace of spades.’;

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Lakenoun

(obsolete) A kind of fine, white linen.

Rivernoun

One who rives or splits.

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.

Rivernoun

A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel and emptying into the ocean, a sea, a lake, or another stream; a stream larger than a rivulet or brook.

‘Transparent and sparkling rivers, from which it is delightful to drink as they flow.’;

Lakeverb

(obsolete) To present an offering.

Rivernoun

Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers of blood; rivers of oil.

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Lakeverb

To leap, jump, exert oneself, play.

Riververb

To hawk by the side of a river; to fly hawks at river fowl.

Lakeverb

To make lake-red.

Rivernoun

a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek);

‘the river was navigable for 50 miles’;

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.

Rivernoun

a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another river

‘the Mekong River’; ‘river pollution’; ‘the River Danube’;

Lakenoun

A kind of fine white linen, formerly in use.

Rivernoun

a large quantity of a flowing substance

‘great rivers of molten lava’;

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.

Rivernoun

used in names of animals and plants living in or associated with rivers, e.g. river dolphin.

Lakeverb

To play; to sport.

River

A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. In some cases, a river flows into the ground and becomes dry at the end of its course without reaching another body of water.

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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