puddle


1pud·dle

noun \ˈpə-dəl\

: 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

  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

Related to PUDDLE

Synonyms
billabong [Australian], mere [chiefly British], 1pool, stank [British dialect], well

Rhymes with PUDDLE

2puddle

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

Definition of PUDDLE

intransitive verb
:  to dabble or wade around in a puddle
transitive verb
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
pud·dler \ˈpəd-lər, ˈpə-dəl-ər\ noun

First Known Use of PUDDLE

15th century

Rhymes with PUDDLE

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