• (British) enPR: pŏnd, IPA: /pɒnd/
  • (America) enPR: pänd, IPA: /pɑnd/

pond (plural ponds)

  1. An inland body of standing water, either natural or man-made, that is smaller than a lake.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      But when the moon rose and the breeze awakened, and the sedges stirred, and the cat's-paws raced across the moonlit ponds, and the far surf off Wonder Head intoned the hymn of the four winds, the trinity, earth and sky and water, became one thunderous symphony—a harmony of sound and colour silvered to a monochrome by the moon.
  2. An inland body of standing water of any size that is fed by springs rather than by a river.
  3. (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.
Translations Translations Verb

pond (ponds, present participle ponding; past and past participle ponded)

  1. (transitive) To block the flow of water so that it can escape only through evaporation or seepage; to dam.
  2. (transitive) To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.
  3. (intransitive) To form a pond; to pool.

pond (ponds, present participle ponding; past and past participle ponded)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To ponder.

Proper noun
  1. Surname
    • G. K. Chesterton
      "How do you know?" asked Mr Pond rather snappishly and in unusual irritation.

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