pond

noun
\ ˈpänd How to pronounce pond (audio) \

Definition of pond

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

pond

verb
ponded; ponding; ponds

Definition of pond (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to block (something, such as a stream) to create a pond

intransitive verb

: to collect in or form a pond

Examples of pond in a Sentence

Noun

They moved here from across the pond.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Some new screen Skills are silly but effective, like the Screen Savers Skill that turns the Echo Show into a koi pond or a fireplace, complete with ambient background noise to calm your nerves. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Echo Show 2018 review: Seeing is believing, and there’s a lot more to see," 8 Oct. 2018 The same day, someone walking through the Fresh Pond area, where Cambridge and Arlington meet, noticed a LimeBike in a small pond near the Minuteman Bikeway trail. Steve Annear, BostonGlobe.com, "Dockless bikes keep ending up underwater," 13 July 2018 Atascocita Park’s centerpiece feature is a 2.5-acre pond with a boardwalk. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Atascocita Park construction begins in 60 days, will include dog park, Harris County says," 15 June 2018 What happens as Amazon, Apple , Google and Facebook wade more deeply into this pond using their huge revenues from unrelated businesses to subsidize their competition for streaming eyeballs? Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Hollywood vs. #MeToo and Streaming," 28 Dec. 2018 And the clock stops if the bears drag the cooler into the pond. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "This Cooler Is "Certified Bear Resistant." What Does That Really Mean?," 21 Dec. 2018 Smelt were introduced into the pond by a bait fisherman, and took hold, choking out the Bluebacks. Brian Irwin, BostonGlobe.com, "Turn-of-the-century sporting camp offers relaxation, fly fishing," 11 July 2018 The fish get measured and then tossed back into the pond. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Give fishing a try at annual Gurnee event," 3 July 2018 The woman was apparently dragged into a pond by a large alligator. CBS News, "Hissing alligator shot by deputy after girl forced to climb tree in Florida," 3 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Before the summer is out, one of America's stealth fighters will head across to pond to be stationed in Europe. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "A U.S. Stealth Fighter Is Headed To Europe—But Which One?," 27 July 2018 Following the complete reconstruction of Blackhawk, ponding issues should be virtually eliminated. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Blackhawk rebuilding project to start in Friendswood," 21 June 2018 The first phase of the project, from January to February, addressed ponding on the trail with the installation of a new drainage system to better manage stormwater runoff collecting in the corridor, the Parks Department said. Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "East side segment of Oak Leaf Trail to close for reconstruction," 11 May 2018 Dozens of tables displayed everything from healthy foods and recycling information to how to grow a lot of food in a little space to lake and pond management. Linda Gandee/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Rain & Garden Show showcased conservation and recycling," 26 Mar. 2018 Heavy showers and ponding on roads could hamper the Monday morning commute. Jeff Halverson, Washington Post, "Heavy rain, flooding and thunderstorms possible Sunday evening through Monday morning," 13 Apr. 2018 Because of all the snow melt that took place on Thursday, there could be a few areas of ice Friday morning, especially where water may have dripped from the roof and elsewhere where water ponded. Gary Lessor, courant.com, "Possible Icy Conditions Friday Morning," 8 Mar. 2018 Be ready for puddles and ponding on your walk, drive or ride Tuesday morning. Rosemarie Stein, OregonLive.com, "Portland Metro Tuesday Traffic: Soggy streets, bus stops and bike lanes for the morning ride," 9 Jan. 2018 The solution agreed upon Tuesday night will involve the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installing pipes underground, running parallel to the beach to collect water that otherwise would have ponded on the beach. Washington Post, "APNewsBreak: US, New Jersey town agree on beach flooding fix," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of pond

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1673, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for pond

Noun

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

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pond

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pond

: an area of water that is surrounded by land and that is smaller than a lake
informal : the Atlantic Ocean

pond

noun
\ ˈpänd How to pronounce pond (audio) \

Kids Definition of pond

: a body of water usually smaller than a lake

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