ponder

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From Latin ponderare (to weigh, ponder, in Medieval Latin also to load), from pondus (weight), from pendere (to weigh); see pendent and pound.

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ponder (third-person singular simple present ponders, present participle pondering, simple past and past participle pondered)

  1. To wonder, to think of deeply.
  2. To consider (something) carefully and thoroughly; to chew over, to mull over.
    I have spent days pondering the meaning of life.
    • Bible, Proverbs iv. 26
      Ponder the path of thy feet.
  3. (obsolete) To weigh.

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