noun Date: 14th century a pond created by damming a stream to produce a head of water for operating a mill

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • millpond — n. a pond formed by damming a stream to provide a head of water to turn a mill wheel. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • millpond — ► NOUN 1) the pool created by a mill dam, providing the head of water that powers a watermill. 2) a very still and calm stretch of water …   English terms dictionary

  • millpond — [mil′pänd΄] n. a pond formed by a milldam, from which water flows for driving a mill wheel …   English World dictionary

  • millpond — UK [ˈmɪlˌpɒnd] / US [ˈmɪlˌpɑnd] noun [countable] Word forms millpond : singular millpond plural millponds a small lake from which water flows to turn a millwheel …   English dictionary

  • millpond — n. a pool of water retained by a mill dam for the operation of a mill. Phrases and idioms: like a millpond (of a stretch of water) very calm …   Useful english dictionary

  • millpond — /mil pond /, n. a pond for supplying water to drive a mill wheel. [1640 50; MILL1 + POND] * * * …   Universalium

  • millpond — noun A pond or reservoir produced by damming a river or stream in order to provide a steady source of water for a millrace …   Wiktionary

  • millpond — mill|pond [ˈmılpɔnd US pa:nd] n a very small lake that supplies water to turn the wheel of a ↑watermill …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • millpond — mill|pond [ mıl,pand ] noun count a small lake from which water flows to turn a MILL WHEEL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • millpond — mɪlɪpÉ‘nd / pÉ’nd n. pond which supplies water to operate a mill …   English contemporary dictionary

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