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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
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His passionate eager protestations of love, heard coming out of the darkness by the cemetery wall, or from the deep shadows of the trees on the hill that ran up to the Fair Grounds from Waterworks Pond, were repeated in the stores.
Beyond the corncribs, at the bottom of the shallow draw, was a muddy little pond, with rusty willow bushes growing about it.
When all was over, the dead, and some say the dying, were cast into that little pond.
A stately squadron of snowy geese were riding in an adjoining pond, convoying whole fleets of ducks; regiments of turkeys were gobbling through the farmyard, and Guinea fowls fretting about it, like ill-tempered housewives, with their peevish, discontented cry.
The slanting sun playing upon this crimson pond in the sea, sent back its reflection into every face, so that they all glowed to each other like red men.
Some of the subtlest secrets of the seas seemed divulged to us in this enchanted pond.
The first place that I can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it.
Well, the other day I was just feeding him with a few old scraps I picked up by the kitchen door, and Mas'r came along, and said I was feeding him up at his expense, and that he couldn't afford to have every nigger keeping his dog, and ordered me to tie a stone to his neck and throw him in the pond.
In the foreground near a pond and a group of white beeches is leading a footpath animated by travelers.
I'd choose to be that scarlet maple just on the edge of the pond there,"--and she pointed with the whip.
We stayed there nearly a week: I and Sophie used to walk every day in a great green place full of trees, called the Park; and there were many children there besides me, and a pond with beautiful birds in it, that I fed with crumbs.
I don't take to Philip," said he, smiling, "for it sounds like a moral boy out of the spelling-book, who was so lazy that he fell into a pond, or so fat that he couldn't see out of his eyes, or so avaricious that he locked up his cake till the mice ate it, or so determined to go a bird's-nesting that he got himself eaten by bears who lived handy in the neighbourhood.