Lake: the action of cupping a space to make it into a basin with the power of sieving energy out of the air by an action of leakage. When the energy so sieved and cupped is water, the “leak” takes on the name of the basin and is called a lake. Even so, the term does not refer to the water but to the land that cups it successfully, as an active force. When water is no longer present, the lake becomes known as a lake bed, or the place on which the action of cupping space and calling water out of the air once rested but is present no more.
Kalamalka Lake, Vernon, British Columbia