Definition of Great Lake in English:

Great Lake


  • 1In plural The five lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario, which lie between Canada and the United States.

  • 2In representations of the speech of North American Indians: the North Atlantic Ocean. Compare the great pond.

  • 3The Mediterranean Sea.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Wood (fl. 1629–1635), writer on America. From great + lake.


Great Lake

/ˌɡreɪt ˈleɪk/