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ponce
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Pond definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

POND, n. [L. pono; pontus, the sea.]
1. A body of stagnant water without an outlet, larger than a puddle, and smaller than a lake; or a like body of water with a small outlet. In the United States, we give this name to collections of water in the interior country, which are fed by springs, and from which issues a small stream. These ponds are often a mile or two or even more in length, and the current issuing from them is used to drive the wheels of mills and furnaces.
2. A collection of water raised in a river by a dam, for the purpose of propelling mill-wheels. These artificial ponds are called mill-ponds.
Pond for fist. [See Fish-pond.]
POND, v.t. [from the noun.] To make a pond; to collect in a pond by stopping the current of a river.
POND, v.t. To ponder. [Not in use.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing" [syn: pond, pool]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English ponde artificially confined body of water, probably alteration of pounde enclosure more at pound Date: 14th century a body of water usually smaller than a lake <a fishing pond> sometimes used with the to refer informally or facetiously to the Atlantic Ocean <moved here from across the pond> II. verb Date: 1694 transitive verb to block (as a stream) to create a pond intransitive verb to collect in or form a pond

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a fairly small body of still water formed naturally or by hollowing or embanking. 2 joc. the sea. --v. 1 tr. hold back, dam up (a stream etc.). 2 intr. form a pond. Phrases and idioms: pond-life animals (esp. invertebrates) that live in ponds. Etymology: ME var. of POUND(3)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See Pound an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. ``Through pond or pool.'' --Milton. Pond hen (Zo["o]l.), the American coot. See Coot (a) . Pond lily (Bot.), the water lily. See under Water, and Illust. under Nymph[ae]a. Pond snail (Zo["o]l.), any gastropod living in fresh-water ponds or lakes. The most common kinds are air-breathing snails (Pulmonifera) belonging to Limn[ae]a, Physa, Planorbis, and allied genera. The operculated species are pectinibranchs, belonging to Melantho, Valvata, and various other genera.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pond Pond, v. t. To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pond Pond, v. t. [See Ponder.] To ponder. [Obs.] Pleaseth you, pond your suppliant's plaint. --Spenser.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(ponds) 1. A pond is a small area of water that is smaller than a lake. Ponds are often made artificially. She chose a bench beside the duck pond and sat down. N-COUNT: oft n N 2. People sometimes refer to the Atlantic Ocean as the pond. (mainly JOURNALISM) Usually, the presentation is made on the other side of the pond... N-SING: the N

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

See CISTERN; POOL.

Moby Thesaurus

artificial lake, bayou lake, cistern, dam, dead water, dike, etang, farm pond, fishpond, freshwater lake, glacial lake, inland sea, lagoon, laguna, lake, lakelet, landlocked water, linn, loch, lough, mere, millpond, millpool, nyanza, oxbow lake, plash, pondlet, pool, puddle, reservoir, salina, salt pond, stagnant water, standing water, still water, sump, tank, tarn, tidal pond, volcanic lake, water hole, water pocket, well



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