Definition of Great lakes

1. Noun. A group of five large, interconnected lakes in central North America.

Definition of Great lakes

1. Proper noun. A group of five lakes on the United States-Canada border, consisting of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron (Lake Michigan–Huron), Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Great Lakes

Great Basin
Great Bear
Great Britain
Great Britain and Ireland
Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Great Dane
Great Danes
Great Depression
Great Divide
Great Dividing Range
Great Dog
Great Falls
Great Firewall of China
Great Galactic Ghoul
Great Lake
Great Lakes
Great Lakes State
Great Leap Forward
Great Lent
Great Mendenhall Glacier
Great Mother
Great Nebula in Andromeda
Great North Road
Great Plains
Great Plains of North America
Great Pox
Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
Great Pyramid
Great Pyramid at Giza
Great Pyramid of Giza

Literary usage of Great lakes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Atlantic Monthly by Making of America Project (1865)
"THE great lakes: THEIR OUTLETS AND DEFENCES. FOUR years ago there appeared in this magazine two articles upon the great lakes and their Harbors. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"great lakes only excelled in importance by that for white- fish. ... About 1885 the supply in the great lakes was diminished to an alarming extent; ..."

3. History of Domestic and Foreign Commerce of the United States by Emory Richard Johnson, Thurman William Van Metre, Grover Gerhardt Huebner, David Scott Hanchet (1915)
"Location of the early great lakes fisheries, 204. Fisheries of the great lakes after 1870, 205. The culture offish for the great lakes, 206. ..."

4. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1854)
"THE TRADE AND COMMERCE OF THE great lakes. The Commerce of these great inland seas, says the Toronto Leader, is acquiring a magnitude and importance which ..."

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