Definition of ponder
1 : to weigh in the mind : appraise pondered their chances of success
2 : to think about : reflect on pondered the events of the day
: to think or consider especially quietly, soberly, and deeply
pondererplay \-dər-ər\ noun
Examples of ponder in a Sentence
He pondered the question before he answered.
The team pondered their chances of success.
We pondered whether we could afford the trip.
Recent Examples of ponder from the Web
Audi - A dad pondering equal pay for women as his daughter competes in a boxcar derby became a political flashpoint on Twitter.
Fresh off a record year for U.S. auto sales, carmakers meet in Detroit next week to show buyers what’s coming next — and ponder their own future under a Trump administration.
Oakland is left to ponder what might have been had Carr not been injured.
Fresh off a record year for U.S. auto sales, carmakers meet in Detroit next week to show buyers what's coming next — and ponder their own future under a Trump administration.
As much of the world pondered the implications of a Donald Trump presidency, China dived headlong into a day of unabashed consumerism.
Mr. Pence gave up the post two years later as his ambition kicked in again and led him to a run for governor after pondering a presidential bid.
There is no point in pondering what's real and what isn't.
Might a young child not want to ponder bigger questions:
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Origin and Etymology of ponder
Middle English, from Middle French ponderer, from Latin ponderare to weigh, ponder, from ponder-, pondus weight — more at pendant
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of ponder
PONDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ponder for English Language Learners
: to think about or consider (something) carefully
PONDER Defined for Kids
Definition of ponder for Students
: to think over carefully Stacey pondered the suggestion for a long moment … — Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder
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