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

Aquaplancton has been clearing ponds of all types of algae, green water, string algae, sludge, slime, odor, and clogged filter for over 20 years. Country Living, "NO MORE POND ALGAE—NATURALLY VOTED HOME AND GARDEN “PRODUCT OF THE YEAR”," 5 Mar. 2019 In January, reports broke across the pond that Kensington Palace was alarmed at the number of sexist and racist comments hurled at the two women, as well as the aggressive insults users made at each other. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Kensington Palace Is Taking Action Against Social Media Trolls," 4 Mar. 2019 The grounds offer a little bit of everything, including expansive lawns, a formal garden, a vegetable parterre, as well as natural forests and a fishing pond. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Picture-perfect 1880 estate on 60 acres asks $3.9M," 20 Dec. 2018 This pond brands have to fish in is small and only getting more crowded, which explains why so many digitally-native brands turn to old-school retail methods like opening stores or buying billboards. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Why so many hip startups advertise with snail mail," 1 Nov. 2018 The brine water that has been accumulating for millennia under the Atacama is lithium-rich, and companies pump it out and send the brine to evaporation ponds where heat extracts the water and leaves the reactive alkali metal behind. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Lithium giants feud over competition, brine in Chile’s Atacama Desert," 21 Oct. 2018 The company says the overtopping of Grainger ash pond No. Fox News, "The Latest: NC watching coal ash sites swamped by floods," 22 Sep. 2018 The two even stopped by the pond to look at the ducks serenely floating by. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Reportedly Takes Prince Louis for Casual Walks in Public," 15 Feb. 2019 However, an update to the show across the pond suggested that big changes are coming our way, too. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'The Voice' Blind Auditions Are Changing in a Big Way," 6 Jan. 2019

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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