Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. ``Through pond or pool.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Pond hen} (Zo["o]l.), the American coot. See {Coot} (a) .

{Pond lily} (Bot.), the water lily. See under {Water}, and Illust. under {Nymph[ae]a}.

{Pond snail} (Zo["o]l.), any gastropod living in fresh-water ponds or lakes. The most common kinds are air-breathing snails (Pulmonifera) belonging to Limn[ae]a, Physa, Planorbis, and allied genera. The operculated species are pectinibranchs, belonging to {Melantho}, {Valvata}, and various other genera.

{Pond spice} (Bot.), an American shrub ({Tetranthera geniculata}) of the Laurel family, with small oval leaves, and axillary clusters of little yellow flowers. The whole plant is spicy. It grows in ponds and swamps from Virginia to Florida.

{Pond tortoise}, {Pond turtle} (Zo["o]l.), any freshwater tortoise of the family {Emydid[ae]}. Numerous species are found in North America. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pond — pond·age; pond; pond·ed; pond·let; pond·man; …   English syllables

  • Pond — Pond, v. t. To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pond — S3 [pɔnd US pa:nd] n [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: POUND12] 1.) a small area of fresh water that is smaller than a lake, that is either natural or artificially made 2.) across the pond also on the other side of the pond informal on the other side of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pond — [ pand ] noun count ** 1. ) an area of water similar to a lake but smaller: a duck pond 2. ) the pond INFORMAL the Atlantic Ocean: His work s not very well known on this side of the pond …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Pond — Pond, v. t. [See {Ponder}.] To ponder. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Pleaseth you, pond your suppliant s plaint. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pond — [n] small body of water basin, dew, duck pond, lagoon, lily pond, millpond, pool, puddle, small lake, splash; concept 514 …   New thesaurus

  • pond — /pond/, 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: to prevent rainwater from ponding on the roof. [1250 1300; ME ponde, pande,… …   Universalium

  • pond — is used jocularly to mean the sea, especially the Atlantic as separating Britain and America: • Jackie Collins, born British, wrote…huge, earnest tomes which even started to feature safe sex warnings when she took up residence across the pond J.… …   Modern English usage

  • pond — sb. (itk.), pond (en måleenhed for kraft) (fork.: p) …   Dansk ordbog

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