Children fishing in a pond.
- An example of a pond is a small five acre body of water bordered by a neighborhood.
- An example of a pond is what the British call going to the U.S.; going across the pond.
The definition of a pond is a small body of water, or is a slang term for the Atlantic Ocean.
a body of water smaller than a lake, often artificially formed
Origin of pondMiddle English ponde, artificially enclosed body of water, form of pounde, pound
the N Atlantic Ocean: a humorous usage
A still body of water smaller than a lake.
verbpond·ed, pond·ing, ponds
To form ponds or large puddles: Debris blocked the culvert, and the stream began to pond.
- To cause to form ponds or large puddles: The landslide ponded the stream.
- To form ponds or large puddles on (a piece of land).
Origin of pondMiddle English ponde, from Old English pund-, enclosure.
(third-person singular simple present ponds, present participle ponding, simple past and past participle ponded)
- To block the flow of water so that it can escape only through evaporation or seepage; to dam.
- To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.
Variant of pound.