- a lake.
- a partially landlocked or protected bay; a narrow arm of the sea.
Origin of loch
Related Words for lochbasin, fjord, estuary, pool, pond, lagoon, reservoir, sound, canal, entrance, creek, gulf, harbor, strait, cove, bay, bayou, ingress, bight, slough
Examples from the Web for loch
Contemporary Examples of loch
People like me believe it's like the Loch Ness monster: widely spoken about, but nobody has seen it for years.Mumbai Massacre Perpetrator's Sentence Affirmed
September 3, 2012
Before he started singing, he was the guitarist for the band Loch Ness.The World's 9 Best 'Idols'
The Daily Beast Video
April 9, 2010
In “Inverness,” a botanist finds something like faith through an encounter with an obsessed Loch Ness Monster hunter.Great Reads for the Holidays
December 25, 2009
Historical Examples of loch
She was sentenced to be drowned next day in the Loch of Spynie.Bygone Punishments
It's just like yesterday to me the day I met him, down at Bishop's Loch.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
Our next trial is at Kilmichael, about three miles from Loch Gilp.
Let us cross over again to the valley perforated by Loch Crinan.
This occurrence drove him, for some time, from his stronghold on Loch Lomond.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745
- a Scot word for lake 1
- Also called: sea loch a long narrow bay or arm of the sea in Scotland
Word Origin for loch
Word Origin and History for loch
late 14c., from Gaelic loch "lake, narrow arm of the sea," cognate with Old Irish loch "body of water, lake," Breton lagen, Anglo-Irish lough, Latin lacus (see lake (n.1)). The Loch Ness monster is first attested 1933.