Pronunciation: (sham-plān'; for 1 also Fr. shän-plan'),[key] —n. 1. Sa•mu•el de Pronunciation: (sam'yOO-ul du; Fr. sa-my-el' du),[key] 1567–1635, French explorer in the Americas: founder of Quebec; first colonial governor 1633–35.
2. Lake, a lake between New York and Vermont. 125 mi. (200 km) long; ab. 600 sq. mi. (1550 sq. km).