Ponder meaning

pŏn'dər
The definition of ponder is to carefully think about something.

An example of to ponder is the action shown by the statue, The Thinker, by Rodin.

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To think deeply; deliberate; meditate.
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To think about (something) with thoroughness and care.
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To weigh mentally; think deeply about; consider carefully.
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To reflect or consider with thoroughness and care.
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To wonder, to think of deeply.
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To consider (something) carefully and thoroughly; to chew over, to mull over.

I have spent days pondering the meaning of life.

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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