Lake poets
Lake Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea, Icel. l["o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la`kkos pond, tank. Cf. {Loch}, {Lough}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Note: Lakes are for the most part of fresh water; the salt lakes, like the Great Salt Lake of Utah, have usually no outlet to the ocean. [1913 Webster]

{Lake dwellers} (Ethnol.), people of a prehistoric race, or races, which inhabited different parts of Europe. Their dwellings were built on piles in lakes, a short distance from the shore. Their relics are common in the lakes of Switzerland.

{Lake dwellings} (Arch[ae]ol.), dwellings built over a lake, sometimes on piles, and sometimes on rude foundations kept in place by piles; specifically, such dwellings of prehistoric times. Lake dwellings are still used by many savage tribes. Called also {lacustrine dwellings}. See {Crannog}.

{Lake fly} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of dipterous flies of the genus {Chironomus}. In form they resemble mosquitoes, but they do not bite. The larv[ae] live in lakes.

{Lake herring} (Zo["o]l.), the cisco ({Coregonus Artedii}).

{Lake poets}, {Lake school}, a collective name originally applied in contempt, but now in honor, to Southey, Coleridge, and Wordsworth, who lived in the lake country of Cumberland, England, Lamb and a few others were classed with these by hostile critics. Called also {lakers} and {lakists}.

{Lake sturgeon} (Zo["o]l.), a sturgeon ({Acipenser rubicundus}), of moderate size, found in the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. It is used as food.

{Lake trout} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of trout and salmon; in Europe, esp. {Salmo fario}; in the United States, esp. {Salvelinus namaycush} of the Great Lakes, and of various lakes in New York, Eastern Maine, and Canada. A large variety of brook trout ({Salvelinus fontinalis}), inhabiting many lakes in New England, is also called lake trout. See {Namaycush}.

{Lake whitefish}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Whitefish}.

{Lake whiting} (Zo["o]l.), an American whitefish ({Coregonus Labradoricus}), found in many lakes in the Northern United States and Canada. It is more slender than the common whitefish. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lake poets — n. the English poets Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey, who lived in the Lake District …   English World dictionary

  • Lake Poets — (dt. „See Poeten“) auch Lakists oder Lake School, war ab 1817 als Bezeichnung für eine kleine Gruppe englischer romantischer Lyriker gebräuchlich, die sich im Lake District von Cumberland (heute Cumbria) niederließen. Initiator war William… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lake Poets — The Lake Poets all lived in the Lake District of England at the turn of the nineteenth century. As a group, they followed no single school of thought or literary practice then known, although their works were uniformly disparaged by the Edinburgh …   Wikipedia

  • Lake Poets — Lake′ Po ets n. pl. lit. the poets Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey, identified with the Lake District • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • Lake Poets — the poets Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey: so called from their residence in the Lake District. Also called Lake School. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lake Poets — /ˈleɪk poʊəts/ (say layk pohuhts) plural noun the English poets Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey; so named from their residence in the Lake District. Also, Lake School …   Australian English dictionary

  • LAKE POETS —    a school of English poets, the chief representatives of which were Wordsworth, Southey, and Coleridge, who adorned the beginning of the 19th century, and were so designated by the Edinburgh Review because their favourite haunt was the LAKE… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Lake Poets — n. group of prominent poets who lived in the Lake District in England (i.e. Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lake poets — noun English poets at the beginning of the 19th century who lived in the Lake District and were inspired by it • Hypernyms: ↑school, ↑artistic movement, ↑art movement • Member Meronyms: ↑Coleridge, ↑Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ↑Southey, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lake Poets — Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, William Wordsworth …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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