Simple Definition of puddle
: a small amount of water, mud, etc., on the ground
Full Definition of puddle
1 : a very small pool of usually dirty or muddy water
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 in a sentence
She accidentally stepped in a puddle and got her shoes wet.
After the storm, the road was covered in deep puddles.
Origin and Etymology of puddle
Middle English podel; akin to Low German pudel puddle, Old English pudd ditch
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of puddle
puddlingplay \ˈpəd-liŋ, ˈpə-dəl-iŋ\
: to dabble or wade around in a puddle
1 : to make muddy or turbid : muddle
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
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
puddlerplay \ˈpəd-lər, ˈpə-dəl-ər\ noun
First Known Use of puddle
PUDDLE Defined for Kids
Definition of puddle for Students
: a very small pool of liquid
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