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pud·dle

 (pŭd′l)
n.
1.
a. A small pool of water, especially rainwater.
b. A small pool of a liquid.
2. A tempered paste of wet clay and sand that serves as waterproofing when dry.
v. pud·dled, pud·dling, pud·dles
v.tr.
1. To make muddy.
2. To work (clay or sand) into a thick watertight paste.
3. To process (impure metal) by puddling.
v.intr.
To splash or dabble in or as if in a pool of liquid.

[Middle English podel, diminutive of Old English pudd, ditch.]

pud′dly adj.

puddle

(ˈpʌdəl)
n
1. a small pool of water, esp of rain
2. a small pool of any liquid
3. (Building) a worked mixture of wet clay and sand that is impervious to water and is used to line a pond or canal
4. (Rowing) rowing the patch of eddying water left by the blade of an oar after completion of a stroke
vb
5. (Building) (tr) to make (clay, etc) into puddle
6. (Metallurgy) (tr) to subject (iron) to puddling
7. (intr) to dabble or wade in puddles, mud, or shallow water
8. (intr) to mess about
[C14 podel, diminutive of Old English pudd ditch, of obscure origin]
ˈpuddler n
ˈpuddly adj

pud•dle

(ˈpʌd l)

n., v. -dled, -dling. n.
1. a small pool of water, as of rainwater on the ground.
2. a small pool of any liquid.
3. clay or the like mixed with water and tempered, used as a waterproof lining for the walls of canals, ditches, etc.
v.t.
4. to mark or scatter with puddles.
5. to wet with dirty water, mud, etc.
6. to make (water) muddy or dirty.
7. to muddle or confuse.
8. Metall. to subject (molten iron) to the process of puddling.
v.i.
9. to wade in a puddle.
10. to be or become puddled.
[1300–50; Middle English puddel, podel, pothel, appar. diminutive of Old English pudd ditch, furrow (akin to Low German pudel puddle)]

puddle


Past participle: puddled
Gerund: puddling

Imperative
puddle
puddle
Present
I puddle
you puddle
he/she/it puddles
we puddle
you puddle
they puddle
Preterite
I puddled
you puddled
he/she/it puddled
we puddled
you puddled
they puddled
Present Continuous
I am puddling
you are puddling
he/she/it is puddling
we are puddling
you are puddling
they are puddling
Present Perfect
I have puddled
you have puddled
he/she/it has puddled
we have puddled
you have puddled
they have puddled
Past Continuous
I was puddling
you were puddling
he/she/it was puddling
we were puddling
you were puddling
they were puddling
Past Perfect
I had puddled
you had puddled
he/she/it had puddled
we had puddled
you had puddled
they had puddled
Future
I will puddle
you will puddle
he/she/it will puddle
we will puddle
you will puddle
they will puddle
Future Perfect
I will have puddled
you will have puddled
he/she/it will have puddled
we will have puddled
you will have puddled
they will have puddled
Future Continuous
I will be puddling
you will be puddling
he/she/it will be puddling
we will be puddling
you will be puddling
they will be puddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been puddling
you have been puddling
he/she/it has been puddling
we have been puddling
you have been puddling
they have been puddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been puddling
you will have been puddling
he/she/it will have been puddling
we will have been puddling
you will have been puddling
they will have been puddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been puddling
you had been puddling
he/she/it had been puddling
we had been puddling
you had been puddling
they had been puddling
Conditional
I would puddle
you would puddle
he/she/it would puddle
we would puddle
you would puddle
they would puddle
Past Conditional
I would have puddled
you would have puddled
he/she/it would have puddled
we would have puddled
you would have puddled
they would have puddled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.puddle - a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when drypuddle - a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry
covering material - a material used by builders to cover surfaces
2.puddle - a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid; "there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain"; "the body lay in a pool of blood"
billabong - a stagnant pool of water in the bed of a stream that flows intermittently
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
mud puddle - a puddle of mud; "the children loved a mud puddle"
3.puddle - something resembling a pool of liquid; "he stood in a pool of light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
Verb1.puddle - wade or dabble in a puddle; "The ducks and geese puddled in the backyard"
wade - walk (through relatively shallow water); "Can we wade across the river to the other side?"; "Wade the pond"
2.puddle - subject to puddling or form by puddling; "puddle iron"
shape, mould, mold, form, forge, work - make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
3.puddle - dip into mud before planting; "puddle young plants"
plant, set - put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
4.puddle - work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
wad, compact, pack, bundle - compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box"
5.puddle - mess around, as in a liquid or paste; "The children are having fun puddling in paint"
monkey around, muck about, muck around, potter, mess around, tinker, monkey, putter - do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
6.puddle - make into a puddle; "puddled mire"
rile, roil - make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
7.puddle - make a puddle by splashing water
spatter, splatter, plash, swash, splash, splosh - dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the baby's face with water"
8.puddle - mix up or confusepuddle - mix up or confuse; "He muddled the issues"
mix up, jumble, confuse - assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"
9.puddle - eliminate urinepuddle - eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
urinate - pass after the manner of urine; "The sick men urinated blood"
wet - make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating; "This eight year old boy still wets his bed"
stale - urinate, of cattle and horses
egest, excrete, eliminate, pass - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
ca-ca, crap, defecate, take a crap, take a shit, shit, stool, make - have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds"

puddle

noun pool, spill, splash, plash (literary) puddles of oil in the road
Translations
بِرْكَةبِرْكَه صَغيرَه
kalužlouže
pyt
lätäkkömuodostaa
lokva
libaúsztatópocsolyatócsa
pollur
水たまり
물웅덩이
bala
peļķe
kaluž
luža
pöl
หลุมบ่อ
vũng nước

puddle

[ˈpʌdl]
A. Ncharco m
B. VT (Tech) → pudelar

puddle

[ˈpʌdəl] nflaque f
puddles of oil → des flaques d'huile

puddle

nPfütze f (also euph)

puddle

[ˈpʌdl] npozzanghera, pozza

puddle

(ˈpadl) noun
a small, usually dirty, pool (of water). It had been raining, and there were puddles in the road.

puddle

بِرْكَة kaluž pyt Pfütze νερόλακκος charco lätäkkö flaque lokva pozzanghera 水たまり 물웅덩이 plas pytt kałuża poça лужа pöl หลุมบ่อ su birikintisi vũng nước 水坑
References in classic literature ?
It had rained hard all the morning, you know, and the road was full of puddles.
But it is easiest, as they who work on the highways know, to find the hollows by the puddles after a shower.
water stands in deep puddles in the depressions forward of their
The sun had sunk half below the horizon and an evening frost was starring the puddles near the ferry, but Pierre and Andrew, to the astonishment of the footmen, coachmen, and ferrymen, still stood on the raft and talked.
The shutters were closed, there were few flies, and it was so clean that Levin was anxious that Laska, who had been running along the road and bathing in puddles, should not muddy the floor, and ordered her to a place in the corner by the door.
A steam rose from the horse as it splashed up the puddles.
I tramped through the puddles and under the showery trees, mourning for Marguerite Gauthier as if she had died only yesterday, sighing with the spirit of 1840, which had sighed so much, and which had reached me only that night, across long years and several languages, through the person of an infirm old actress.
The ground is trampled some, but if there was any blood it's all washed away by the storm, for it's all puddles and slush in there.
This was the more distressing as the road, from some recent rain, was full of little puddles of clear water, yet not a drop was drinkable.
When they came out, he put the parcel under his arm with a more cheerful aspect, and splashed through the puddles as if he rather enjoyed it on the whole.
In Meryton they parted; the two youngest repaired to the lodgings of one of the officers' wives, and Elizabeth continued her walk alone, crossing field after field at a quick pace, jumping over stiles and springing over puddles with impatient activity, and finding herself at last within view of the house, with weary ankles, dirty stockings, and a face glowing with the warmth of exercise.
It was but this present morning, as he rode on the omnibus from Richmond; while it changed horses, this present chronicler, being on the roof, marked three little children playing in a puddle below, very dirty, and friendly, and happy.