Chad, Lake
geographical name shallow lake N central Africa at junction of boundaries of Chad, Niger, & Nigeria

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Chad,Lake — Chad, Lake A shallow lake of north central Africa in Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria. It was first explored by Europeans in 1823. * * * …   Universalium

  • Chad, Lake — Lake, western Africa. Located at the juncture of the boundaries of Nigeria, Niger, and Chad, its southern part forms the northern extent of Cameroon. Fed by the Chari River, its area varies from year to year, usually ranging between 3,800 and… …   Universalium

  • Chad, Lake — lake, CEN. Africa: 8,000 sq. mi …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Chad, Lake — a shallow lake on the borders of Chad, Niger, and Nigeria in north central Africa. Its size varies seasonally from about 4,000 square miles (10,360 sq km) to about 10,000 square miles (25,900 sq km) …   Useful english dictionary

  • CHAD, LAKE —    a shallow lake in the Sahara, of varied extent, according as the season is dry or rainy, at its largest covering an area as large as England, and abounding in hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, &c., as well as waterfowl and fish …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • chad — /chad/, n. Computers. a small paper disk or square formed when a hole is punched in a punch card or paper tape. [1945 50; orig. uncert.] * * * Chad Introduction Chad Background: Chad, part of France s African holdings until 1960, endured three… …   Universalium

  • Chad — /chad/, n. 1. Lake, a lake in Africa at the junction of four countries: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. 5000 to 10,000 sq. mi. (13,000 to 26,000 sq. km) (seasonal variation). 2. Official name, Republic of Chad. a republic in N central Africa …   Universalium

  • Chad Basin — The Chad Basin, also known as the Lake Chad Basin, is a large lowland area in north central Africa. In all directions from the center of this area the elevation changes are gentle. The Chad Basin is an endorheic (closed) basin its water does not… …   Wikipedia

  • Chad — This article is about the country. For other uses, see Chad (disambiguation). Republic of Chad République du Tchad ج …   Wikipedia

  • lake — lake1 /layk/, n. 1. a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land. 2. any similar body or pool of other liquid, as oil. 3. (go) jump in the lake, (used as an exclamation of dismissal or impatience.) [bef. 1000; ME lak(e) …   Universalium

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