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pond

noun \ ˈpänd \

Definition of pond

: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

verb

Definition of pond

transitive verb
:to block (something, such as a stream) to create a pond
intransitive verb
:to collect in or form a pond

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First Known Use of pond

1673



POND Defined for English Language Learners

pond

noun

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

noun \ ˈpänd \

Definition of pond for Students

:a body of water usually smaller than a lake


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