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noun as in inland body of water

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Lakes on Titan are full of methane, and the chemical is a major component of the giant planets Jupiter, Neptune, and so forth.

The Great Lakes states, for example, boast the largest concentration of engineering jobs (more than 318,000) of any major region.

But who cleans lakes and streams and rivers and makes them fishable and swimmable again?

Those prognosticators had reason to believe the 10,000 lakes could bleed a little red into Washington.

In the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Plains, and Far West, secession sympathizers top out at 22 percent of the population.

A gentle breeze stirred the air and the surface of the lakes lay shimmering in the soft autumnal light.

That it comes from another and similar Iroquois word, meaning "lake," being applied to the country as a region abounding in lakes.

Fishing was his chief recreation and this often brought him to the lakes and rivers of Ireland.

In addition to these important rivers, Virginia has several valuable lakes.

The title to the bed of all lakes, ponds, and navigable rivers to the ordinary high-water mark is vested in the states.


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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lakes, such as: pool, pond, basin, lagoon, reservoir, and creek.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.