pond

noun
\ˈpänd \

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

As its habitat was destroyed by development, the species had dwindled by 2001 to a known population of about 100 in a single pond in the De Soto National Forest. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "Short-Handed Supreme Court Hears Endangered-Species Case," 1 Oct. 2018 Meyer recorded pear trees on sterile mountain slopes, on the edge of a pond in wet soil, on screes, in bamboo stands and even in running water. Adrian Higgins, The Seattle Times, "Scientists thought they had created the perfect tree. But it became a nightmare.," 17 Sep. 2018 Though Meghan now lives across the pond in London, that hasn't stopped her and Jessica's friendship and wardrobe collaborations. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jessica Mulroney Shared (Then Deleted) a Sweet Meghan Markle Birthday Tribute on Instagram," 7 Aug. 2018 Though the museum has locations across the country — and the original one is across the pond in London — Vegas has bragging rights as home of its first U.S. outpost. Kim Windyka, Daily Intelligencer, "The 9 Best Offbeat Museums to Visit in Las Vegas," 16 June 2018 Plans to remove two dams that once served the Slater Mill in Jewett City have raised questions about fire protection if the pond in the borough is reduced to a stream. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "State Plans To Remove Dams Worry Fire Officials," 29 May 2018 Idaho Fish and Game stocks this pond in the spring. Dana Oland, idahostatesman, "Boise parks guide: What's new, what's coming, where to picnic | Idaho Statesman," 21 May 2018 Cynthia Weglarz was the youngest of three children and grew up on a wooded lot in Palos Park that had both a creek and a pond in the backyard, her brother Mark Weglarz said Wednesday. Howard Ludwig, Daily Southtown, "Group to spruce up Lake Katherine area in memory of environmentalist," 11 May 2018 It's been found in three private ponds in the state since 2013, and on Tuesday, the DNR issued a call for Michiganders to be on the lookout for the plant, which has an aggressive growth rate. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Watch out for parrot feathers on Michigan waterways," 8 May 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

the pond : the Atlantic Ocean

pond

noun
\ˈpänd \

Kids Definition of pond

: a body of water usually smaller than a lake

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