Ponder
Ponder Pon"der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pondered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pondering}.] [L. ponderare, fr. pondus, ponderis, a weight, fr. pendere to weigh: cf. F. pond['e]rer. See {Pendant}, and cf. {Pound} a weight.] [1913 Webster] 1. To weigh. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. To weigh in the mind; to view with deliberation; to examine carefully; to consider attentively. [1913 Webster]

Ponder the path of thy feet. --Prov. iv. 26. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To {Ponder}, {Consider}, {Muse}.

Usage: To consider means to view or contemplate with fixed thought. To ponder is to dwell upon with long and anxious attention, with a view to some practical result or decision. To muse is simply to think upon continuously with no definite object, or for the pleasure it gives. We consider any subject which is fairly brought before us; we ponder a concern involving great interests; we muse on the events of childhood. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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