Webster 1913 Edition
[Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as
A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake.“Through pond or pool.”
the American coot. See–
any gastropod living in fresh-water ponds or lakes. The most common kinds are air-breathing snails (–
Pulmonifera) belonging to Limnæa, Physa, Planorbis, and allied genera. The operculated species are pectinibranchs, belonging to
Valvata, and various other genera.
an American shrub (–
Tetranthera geniculata) of the Laurel family, with small oval leaves, and axillary clusters of little yellow flowers. The whole plant is spicy. It grows in ponds and swamps from Virginia to Florida.
any freshwater tortoise of the family
Emydidæ. Numerous species are found in North America.
To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.
pondyour suppliant’s plaint.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A body of stagnant water without an outlet, larger than a puddle, and smaller than a lake; or a like body of water with a small outlet. In the United States, we give this name to collections of water in the interior country, which are fed by springs, and from which issues a small stream. These ponds are often a mile or two or even more in length, and the current issuing from them is used to drive the wheels of mills and furnaces.
2.A collection of water raised in a river by a dam, for the purpose of propelling mill-wheels. These artificial ponds are called mill-ponds.
Pond for fist. [See Fish-pond.]