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.

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The package could include improvements to the detention pond at the Humble Civic Center, including the installation of a pump to facilitate drainage and prevent clogging. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Humble plans $500K in repairs to maintain Rankin bridge integrity," 30 Mar. 2018 And the sun will crawl across the horizon — like a sailboat skimming across a pond — throughout this incredibly short winter solstice day. Brian Resnick, Vox, "The winter solstice is incredibly beautiful in America’s northernmost city," 20 Dec. 2018 The memoir is also the number-one seller in a host of European countries, from Britain to Spain, proving that Mrs. Obama’s inimitable charm is even recognized across the pond. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Michelle Obama's Memoir "Becoming" Is Already the Best-Selling Hardcover Book of 2018," 1 Dec. 2018 The past week has brought all sorts of rumors from across the pond about whether or not Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and their husbands, Prince William and Prince Harry, respectively, are getting along. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Kate Middleton Says She's 'Absolutely' Excited for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry," 28 Nov. 2018 Thanksgiving may not be celebrated across the pond, but that didn’t stop Meghan Markle from getting into the holiday spirit. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Meghan Markle Gets Into the Thanksgiving Spirit," 21 Nov. 2018 Across the pond, a team at Equipmake, a 28-person automotive engineering firm from Norfolk, England, is working on a better way around this efficiency impasse. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Speaking of Spokes: The Design That Could Change How Electric Car Motors Are Made," 20 Nov. 2018 Across the pond, their family is shown celebrating a quintessential Christmas complete with a cozy fire, stockings hung with care, and smiling grandchildren. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "London's Heathrow Airport's New Christmas Commercial Is Here," 8 Nov. 2018 The zen garden at the entrance is an immediate counter to the urban buzz out on the street, as is the koi fish pond that surrounds the kitchen. Kat Odell, Condé Nast Traveler, "The World's Best New Ryokan Is in...Mexico City?," 6 Apr. 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

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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

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\ ˈpänd \

Kids Definition of pond

: a body of water usually smaller than a lake

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