pond

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Variant of pound.

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Noun[edit]

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. Chambers, The Younger Set, chapterVIII:
      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 symphony—a 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.

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

  1. 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 Watersheds [1], ISBN 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. To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.
  3. (obsolete) To ponder.
    • Spenser
      Pleaseth you, pond your suppliant's plaint.

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pond (plural ponds)

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

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pond n (uncountable, diminutive pondje n)

  1. metric pound (500 grams)

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pond c (plural ponden, diminutive pondje n)

  1. pound (currency)

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pond

  1. third-person singular present indicative of pondre