Ponder Definition

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To think deeply; deliberate; meditate.
Webster's New World
To weigh mentally; think deeply about; consider carefully.
Webster's New World
To reflect or consider with thoroughness and care.
American Heritage

Origin of Ponder

  • Middle English ponderen from Old French ponderer from Latin ponderāre from pondus ponder- weight (s)pen- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin ponderare (“to weigh, ponder, in Medieval Latin also to load"), from pondus (“weight"), from pendere (“to weigh"); see pendent and pound.

    From Wiktionary

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