- The definition of a puddle is a small area of collected liquid or muddy water.
An example of a puddle is standing water over a clogged outdoor drain, after a heavy rain.
- Puddle is defined as to roll around in muddy water, make water muddy or create a small collection of muddy water.
- An example of puddle is a pig rolling around in shallow muddy water.
- An example of puddle is digging a small hole in the dirt and filling it with water.
- a small pool of water, esp. stagnant, spilled, or muddy water
- a thick mixture of clay, and sometimes sand, with water, that is impervious to water
Origin of puddleMiddle English podel, diminutive ; from Old English pudd, ditch, akin to Low German pudel
transitive verbpuddled, puddling
- to make muddy
- to make a thick mixture of (wet clay and sand)
- to cover with such a mixture to keep water from penetrating
- to treat (iron) by puddling
- a. A small pool of water, especially rainwater.b. A small pool of a liquid.
- A tempered paste of wet clay and sand that serves as waterproofing when dry.
verbpud·dled, pud·dling, pud·dles
- To make muddy.
- To work (clay or sand) into a thick watertight paste.
- To process (impure metal) by puddling.
Origin of puddleMiddle English podel, diminutive of Old English pudd, ditch.
(third-person singular simple present puddles, present participle puddling, simple past and past participle puddled)
- To form a puddle.
- To play or splash in a puddle.
- To process iron by means of puddling.
- To line a canal with puddle (clay).
- To collect ideas, especially abstract concepts, into rough subtopics or categories, as in study, research or conversation.
- To make (clay, loam, etc.) dense or close, by working it when wet, so as to render impervious to water.
- To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water).
Middle English podel, diminutive of Old English pudd 'ditch', from Proto-Germanic *puddo (compare Low German Pudel 'puddle').