Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lake.
  • noun A bay or an inlet of the sea.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete preterit of laugh.
  • noun A lake: same as loch, especially with reference to lakes in Ireland.
  • noun A cavity in a rock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A loch or lake; -- so spelt in Ireland.
  • of laugh.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A lake or long, narrow inlet, especially in Ireland

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Irish word for a lake
  • noun a long narrow (nearly landlocked) cove in Ireland

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English luh, ultimately from Old Irish loch.]

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From Irish loch.

Examples

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  • An Irishman skilled in the talk

    Can outpace a laconic Jock.

    Take note how it's spelt

    By the wordier Celt

    And savor the grandeur of "lough!"

    January 10, 2016