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pond

 (pŏnd)
n.
A still body of water smaller than a lake.
v. pond·ed, pond·ing, ponds
v.intr.
To form ponds or large puddles: Debris blocked the culvert, and the stream began to pond.
v.tr.
1. To cause to form ponds or large puddles: The landslide ponded the stream.
2. To form ponds or large puddles on (a piece of land).

[Middle English ponde, from Old English pund-, enclosure.]

pond

(pɒnd)
n
a. a pool of still water, often artificially created
b. (in combination): a fishpond.
[C13 ponde enclosure; related to pound3]

pond

(pɒnd)

n.
1. a body of water smaller than a lake, sometimes artificially formed, as by damming a stream.
v.i.
2. (esp. of water) to collect into a pond or large puddle.
[1250–1300; Middle English ponde, pande, akin to Old English pynding dam, gepyndan to impound. See pound3]

pond

(pŏnd)
An inland body of standing water that is smaller than a lake.

pond

  • lake - First meant pool or pond.
  • nursery - Can be a pond in which fry are reared.
  • tank - May have come from Gujarati tanku, or Marathi tanke, "underground cistern," from Sanskrit tadaga, "pond."
  • pond - To pond is to accumulate water in a pond, which is really a small lake.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pond - a small lakepond - a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing"
fishpond - a freshwater pond with fish
horsepond - a pond for watering horses
lake - a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
mere - a small pond of standing water
millpond - a pond formed by damming a stream to provide a head of water to turn a mill wheel
swimming hole - a small body of water (usually in a creek) that is deep enough to use for swimming
water hole - a natural hole or hollow containing water

pond

noun pool, tarn, small lake, fish pond, duck pond, millpond, lochan (Scot.), dew pond youths skating on the frozen village pond
Translations
بِرْكَةبِرْكَة ماء راكِد
rybníknádrž
damkær=-dam=-kær
lampi
ribnjak
kis tó
tjörn
연못
kūdratvenkinys
dīķis
ribnik
damm
สระน้ำ
ao

pond

[pɒnd]
A. N (= natural) → charca f; (artificial) → estanque m
he's a big fish or > big frog in a small pond (US) → es el tuerto en el país de los ciegos, es un reyezuelo (en algún lugar o en algo poco importante)
B. CPD pond life Nfauna f de las charcas/estanques
pond weed Nplanta f acuática

pond

[ˈpɒnd] n
(small)bassin m
We've got a pond in our garden → Nous avons un bassin dans notre jardin.
(larger)étang m
a duck pond → une mare aux canards
the pond (= the Atlantic) → l'Atlantique m

pond

nTeich m; the pond (inf: = Atlantic) → der große Teich (hum); pond lifePflanzen- und Tierleben in Teichen

pond

[pɒnd] nstagno; (in park) → laghetto

pond

(pond) noun
a small lake or pool. the village pond.

pond

بِرْكَة rybník dam Teich λιμνούλα estanque lampi mare ribnjak stagno 연못 vijver tjern staw lago пруд damm สระน้ำ gölcük ao 池塘
References in classic literature ?
He had hardly dipped them in the pond when the nixy rose up in the water, and seizing him in her wet arms she dragged him down with her under the waves.
You now try to go to the Round Pond, but nurses hate it, because they are not really manly, and they make you look the other way, at the Big Penny and the Baby's Palace.
Jeremy Fisher; he lived in a little damp house amongst the buttercups at the edge of a pond.
Now, at last, I may get rid of this frightful head; for we were told, you remember, that only the Truth Pond could restore to me my proper face.
On still evenings this pond would be at rest, and not a rustle would disturb the trees which grew on its banks and overhung the motionless expanse of water.
The only great pleasure such a restriction suggested was the pleasure of breaking it, and Tom began to meditate an insurrectionary visit to the pond, about a field's length beyond the garden.
Riding past the pond where there used always to be dozens of women chattering as they rinsed their linen or beat it with wooden beetles, Prince Andrew noticed that there was not a soul about and that the little washing wharf, torn from its place and half submerged, was floating on its side in the middle of the pond.
There lay the pond, set in its little alp of green--only a pond, but large enough to contain the human body, and pure enough to reflect the sky.
The Frog that lived in the pond warned his friend to change his residence and entreated him to come and live with him, saying that he would enjoy greater safety from danger and more abundant food.
But this power in fresh-water productions of ranging widely, though so unexpected, can, I think, in most cases be explained by their having become fitted, in a manner highly useful to them, for short and frequent migrations from pond to pond, or from stream to stream; and liability to wide dispersal would follow from this capacity as an almost necessary consequence.
He had not proceeded far when he came to a beaver pond, and caught a glimpse of one of its painstaking inhabitants busily at work upon the dam.
It was called Mill Pond Bank, Chinks's Basin; and I had no other guide to Chinks's Basin than the Old Green Copper Rope-Walk.