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
Either way, Potter gave listeners a great deal to ponder in the first of several titanic cadenzas.
Ponder the implications, and look out for the Red Axes' upcoming LP The Beach Goths out on July 29 and available for pre-order today.
Famicos is still pondering uses for the building's ground floor and the adjacent Winnie's Nursery building, which could both include gallery spaces, a restaurant, or cafe.
Every cinephile and spy wannabe has pondered the immortal question: Who's the one, true James Bond?
The State Senate, where the legislation has several Democratic sponsors, is pondering the bill.
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.
There is no point in pondering what's real and what isn't.
Pondering the problem of philosophy, and how to achieve the necessary leisure to practice it, Aristotle concluded that slaves are an unfortunate but necessary evil.
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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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