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pond

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noun \ˈpänd\

Definition of pond

  1. :  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 in a Sentence

  1. They moved here from across the pond.

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Origin and Etymology of pond

Middle English ponde artificially confined body of water, probably alteration of pounde enclosure — more at pound


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pond

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Definition of pond

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to block (something, such as a stream) to create a pond

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to collect in or form a pond

First Known Use of pond

1673



POND Defined for English Language Learners

pond

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Definition of pond for English Language Learners

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

  • the pond : the Atlantic Ocean


POND Defined for Kids

pond

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noun \ˈpänd\

Definition of pond for Students

  1. :  a body of water usually smaller than a lake



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