noun \ˈpänd\

: an area of water that is surrounded by land and that is smaller than a lake

the pond : the Atlantic Ocean

Full Definition of POND

:  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

Examples of POND

  1. They moved here from across the pond.

Origin of POND

Middle English ponde artificially confined body of water, probably alteration of pounde enclosure — more at pound
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with POND



Definition of POND

transitive verb
:  to block (as a stream) to create a pond
intransitive verb
:  to collect in or form a pond

First Known Use of POND

POND Defined for Kids


noun \ˈpänd\

Definition of POND for Kids

:  a body of water usually smaller than a lake
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