Pond definition

pŏnd
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A still body of water smaller than a lake.
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An inland body of standing water, either natural or man-made, that is smaller than a lake.
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An inland body of standing water that is smaller than a lake. Natural ponds form in small depressions and are usually shallow enough to support rooted vegetation across most or all of their areas.
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(colloquial) The Atlantic Ocean. Especially in across the pond.

I wonder how they do this on the other side of the pond.

I haven't been back home across the pond in twenty years.

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To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.
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The definition of a pond is a small body of water, or is a slang term for the Atlantic Ocean.

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.

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To block the flow of water so that it can escape only through evaporation or seepage; to dam.
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To form ponds or large puddles.

Debris blocked the culvert, and the stream began to pond.

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To cause to form ponds or large puddles.

The landslide ponded the stream.

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To form ponds or large puddles on (a piece of land).
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A body of water smaller than a lake, often artificially formed.
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the pond
  • the N Atlantic Ocean
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pond
Plural:
ponds

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the pond

Origin of pond

  • Middle English ponde from Old English pund- enclosure

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant of pound.

    From Wiktionary