- 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.
puddle definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English podel, diminutive ; from Old English pudd, ditch, akin to Low German pudel
- 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
- puddler noun
puddle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- To make muddy.
- To work (clay or sand) into a thick watertight paste.
- To process (impure metal) by puddling.
Origin: Middle English podel, diminutive of Old English pudd, ditch.
- pudˈdly adjective