[ar-uh l; Russian uh-rahl] /ˈær əl; Russian ʌˈrɑl/
an inland sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, E of the Caspian Sea. 26,166 sq. mi. (67,770 sq. km).
a lake in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, east of the Caspian Sea, formerly the fourth largest lake in the world: shallow and saline, now badly polluted; use of its source waters for irrigation led to a loss of over 50% of its area between 1967 and 1997, after which the reduction began to be slowed. Area originally (to 1960) about 68 000 sq km (26 400 sq miles); water area reduced by 2004 to about 17 158 sq km (6625 sq miles) and the lake divided into sections Also called Lake Aral
[leyk] /leɪk/ noun 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. Idioms 3. (go) jump in the lake, (used as an exclamation of dismissal or impatience.) [leyk] /leɪk/ noun 1. any of various pigments prepared from animal, vegetable, […]
[leyk-bed] /ˈleɪkˌbɛd/ noun 1. the bottom or floor of a lake.
[beel] /bil/ noun 1. Lake. . [byen] /byɛn/ noun 1. Lake of, a lake in NW Switzerland: traces of prehistoric lake dwellings. 16 sq. mi. (41 sq. km). /biːl/ noun 1. a town in NW Switzerland, on Lake Biel. Pop: 48 655 (2000) French name Bienne 2. Lake Biel, a lake in NW Switzerland: remains […]
noun 1. a thermally produced wind blowing during the day from the surface of a large lake to the shore, caused by the difference in the rates of heating of the surfaces of the lake and of the land.