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puddle

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noun pud·dle \ˈpə-dəl\

Simple Definition of puddle

  • : a small amount of water, mud, etc., on the ground

Full Definition of puddle

  1. 1 :  a very small pool of usually dirty or muddy water

  2. 2 a :  an earthy mixture (as of clay, sand, and gravel) worked while wet into a compact mass that becomes impervious to water when dry b :  a thin mixture of soil and water for puddling plants

Examples of puddle

  1. She accidentally stepped in a puddle and got her shoes wet.

  2. After the storm, the road was covered in deep puddles.



Origin of puddle

Middle English podel; akin to Low German pudel puddle, Old English pudd ditch


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with puddle


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puddle

verb pud·dle

Definition of puddle

pud·dledpud·dling play \ˈpəd-liŋ, ˈpə-dəl-iŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to dabble or wade around in a puddle

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to make muddy or turbid :  muddle

  5. 2 a :  to work (a wet mixture of earth or concrete) into a dense impervious mass b :  to subject (iron) to the process of puddling

  6. 3 a :  to strew with puddles b :  to compact (soil) especially by working when too wet c :  to dip the roots of (a plant) in a thin mud before transplanting

pud·dler play \ˈpəd-lər, ˈpə-dəl-ər\ noun


15th Century

First Known Use of puddle

15th century



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