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Webster 1913 Edition


Pond

Pond

,
Noun.
[Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as
pound
. See
Pound
an inclosure.]
A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake.
“Through pond or pool.”
Milton.
Pond hen
(Zool.)
,
the American coot. See
Coot
(a)
.
Pond lily
(Bot.)
,
the water lily. See under
Water
, and Illust. under
Nymphæa
.
Pond snail
(Zool.)
,
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
Melantho
,
Valvata
, and various other genera.
Pond spice
(Bot.)
,
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.
Pond tortoise
,
Pond turtle
(Zool.)
,
any freshwater tortoise of the family
Emydidæ
. Numerous species are found in North America.

Pond

,
Verb.
T.
To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.

Pond

,
Verb.
T.
[See
Ponder
.]
To ponder.
[Obs.]
Pleaseth you,
pond
your suppliant’s plaint.
Spenser.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pond

POND

,
Noun.
[L. pono; pontus, the sea.]
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.]

POND

,
Verb.
T.
[from the noun.] To make a pond; to collect in a pond by stopping the current of a river.

POND

,
Verb.
T.
To ponder. [Not in use.]

Definition 2022


Pond

Pond

See also: pond

English

Proper noun

Pond

  1. A surname.
    • G. K. Chesterton
      "How do you know?" asked Mr Pond rather snappishly and in unusual irritation.

Luxembourgish

Noun

Pond n (plural Ponner)

  1. pound (unit of mass)
  2. pound (unit of currency)

pond

pond

See also: Pond

English

Noun

A pond

pond (plural ponds)

  1. An inland body of standing water, either natural or man-made, that is smaller than a lake.
    • 1907, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “chapter VIII”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
      But when the moon rose and the breeze awakened, and the sedges stirred, and the cat's-paws raced across the moonlit ponds, and the far surf off Wonder Head intoned the hymn of the four winds, the trinity, earth and sky and water, became one thunderous symphonya harmony of sound and colour silvered to a monochrome by the moon.
  2. (colloquial) The Atlantic Ocean. Especially in across the pond.
    I wonder how they do this on the other side of the pond.
    I haven't been back home across the pond in twenty years.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

pond (third-person singular simple present ponds, present participle ponding, simple past and past participle ponded)

  1. (transitive) To block the flow of water so that it can escape only through evaporation or seepage; to dam.
    • 2004, Calvin W. Rose, An Introduction to the Environmental Physics of Soil, Water and WatershedsISBN 0521536790, page 201:
      The rate of fall of the surface of water ponded over the soil within the ring gives a measure of the infiltration rate for the particular enclosed area.
  2. (transitive) To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.
  3. (intransitive) To form a pond; to pool.

Etymology 2

Verb

pond (third-person singular simple present ponds, present participle ponding, simple past and past participle ponded)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To ponder.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Spenser, (Please provide the title of the work):
      Pleaseth you, pond your suppliant's plaint.

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Noun

pond (plural ponds)

  1. pound (currency)
    Tot 1961, die Suid-Afrikaanse pond was onderverdeel in 20 sjielings.
  2. pound (unit of weight)

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔnt
  • IPA(key): /pɔnt/

Noun

pond n (plural ponden, diminutive pondje n)

  1. metric pound (500 grams)

Noun

pond n (plural ponden, diminutive pondje n)

  1. pound (currency)

French

Verb

pond

  1. third-person singular present indicative of pondre