lake - pool - pond

lake - pool - pond
These words all refer to areas of water surrounded by land.
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'lake'
A lake is a large area of fresh water, on which ships or boats can sail.
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'pool'
A pool is a small area of still or slow-moving water. You can see pools of salt water close to the sea on some coasts. Rivers often pass through pools.
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'pond'
A pond is a very small area of fresh water. Ponds are usually created artificially. Many English villages have ponds with ducks on them, and people sometimes have small ponds in their gardens with fish in them.
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  • Pond — Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. Through pond or pool. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pond hen — Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. Through pond or pool. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pond lily — Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. Through pond or pool. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pond snail — Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. Through pond or pool. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pond spice — Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. Through pond or pool. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pond tortoise — Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. Through pond or pool. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pond turtle — Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. Through pond or pool. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lake — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. loch, lough; pond, pool, tarn, lakelet, mere. See water. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pond, creek, mouth, tarn, loch, lough, lagoon, mere, pool, inland sea; see also sea . Famous lakes include: Titicaca,… …   English dictionary for students

  • pond — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. lake, pool, fishpond, millpond, tarn. See water. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. fishpond, millpond, lily pond; see lake , pool 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. marsh, bog, lagoon, pool, fish pond. see… …   English dictionary for students

  • lake — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, Anglo French, & Latin; Old English lacu stream, pool, from Latin lacus lake, pool, pit & Anglo French lac pit, from Latin lacus; akin to Old English lagu sea, Greek… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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