Eyre, Lake
geographical name intermittent lake central Australia in NE South Australia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Eyre,Lake — Eyre (âr), Lake A shallow salt lake of south central Australia. It is the largest lake in the country and the lowest point on the continent. * * * …   Universalium

  • Eyre, Lake — Salt lake, northeastern South Australia. With a total area of 3,700 sq mi (9,600 sq km) and a maximum depth of 4 ft (1 m), Lake Eyre is the lowest point in Australia, 50 ft (15 m) below sea level. The lake consists of two sections: Lake Eyre… …   Universalium

  • Eyre, Lake — [e(ə)r] a lake in northeastern South Australia, in southern Australia, the country’s largest salt lake Origin: named after explorer E. J. Eyre (1815 1901) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lake-Eyre-Nationalpark — Lake Eyre National Park Salzkruste …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lake-Torrens-Nationalpark — Nordwestliches Ufer des Lake Torrens (Zeichnung von John McDouall Stuart (1815–1866)) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lake-Gairdner-Nationalpark — Lake Gairdner …   Deutsch 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

  • Lake — /layk/, n. Simon, 1866 1945, U.S. engineer and naval architect. * * * I Relatively large body of slow moving or standing water that occupies an inland basin. Lakes are most abundant in high northern latitudes and in mountain regions, particularly …   Universalium

  • Eyre, Edward John — ▪ British explorer and official born Aug. 5, 1815, Hornsea, Yorkshire, Eng. died Nov. 30, 1901, near Tavistock, Devon  English explorer in Australia for whom Lake Eyre (Eyre, Lake) and the Eyre Peninsula (both in South Australia) are named. He… …   Universalium

  • Eyre — /air/, n. Lake, a shallow salt lake in S South Australia. 3430 sq. mi. (8885 sq. km). * * * (as used in expressions) Crowe Sir Eyre Alexander Barby Wichart Eyre Peninsula Eyre Lake * * * …   Universalium

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