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From Old French ponderer (“to weigh, balance, ponder”) (French pondérer) , from Latin ponderare (“to weigh, ponder, in Medieval Latin also to load”), from pondus (“weight”), from pendere (“to weigh”); see pendent and pound.
- To wonder, to think of deeply.
- 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.
- (obsolete) To weigh.
to think deeply
to consider carefully