Puddle Pud"dle, n. [OE. podel; cf. LG. pudel, Ir. & Gael. plod pool.] 1. A small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a small pool. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Clay, or a mixture of clay and sand, kneaded or worked, when wet, to render it impervious to water. [1913 Webster]

{Puddle poet}, a low or worthless poet. [R.] --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(of dirty water),

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  • puddle — ► NOUN 1) a small pool of liquid, especially of rainwater on the ground. 2) clay and sand mixed with water and used as a watertight covering or lining for embankments or canals. ► VERB 1) cover with or form puddles. 2) (puddle about/around)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Puddle — Pud dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Puddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Puddling}.] 1. To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water). [1913 Webster] Some unhatched practice . . . Hath puddled his clear spirit. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (a) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Puddle — Puddle, Tonschlag, Lettenschlag, Tonhinterfüllung, auch Mischerde bezeichnend, ein schichtenweise aufgetragener und gestampfter Tonkörper zur Bildung eines wasserdichten Abschlusses auf Bodenflächen, in Bodenschlitzen, in Erddämmen oder hinter… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Puddle — Pud dle, v. i. To make a dirty stir. [Obs.] R. Junius. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puddle — (n.) early 14c., small pool of dirty water, frequentative or diminutive of O.E. pudd ditch, related to Ger. pudeln to splash in water (Cf. POODLE (Cf. poodle)). Originally used of pools and ponds as well. The verb to dabble in water, poke in mud… …   Etymology dictionary

  • puddle — [pud′ l] n. [ME podel, dim. < OE pudd, ditch, akin to LowG pudel] 1. a small pool of water, esp. stagnant, spilled, or muddy water 2. a thick mixture of clay, and sometimes sand, with water, that is impervious to water vt. puddled, puddling 1 …   English World dictionary

  • Puddle — This article is about the liquid phenomenon. For other uses, see Puddle (disambiguation). A seep puddle in a forest clearing A puddle is a small accumulation of liquid, usually water, on a surface. It can form either by pooling in a depression on …   Wikipedia

  • puddle — puddler, n. puddly, adj. /pud l/, n., v., puddled, puddling. 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… …   Universalium

  • puddle — 1. noun /ˈpʌdəl/ a) A small pool of water, usually on a path or road. searching their habitations for water, we could fill but three barricoes, and that such puddle, that never till then we ever knew the want of good water. b) Stagnant or… …   Wiktionary

  • puddle — pud|dle [ˈpʌdl] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from Old English pudd ditch ] a small pool of liquid, especially rain water ▪ Children splashed through the puddles. puddle of ▪ He had fallen asleep, his head resting in a puddle of beer.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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