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EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Variant of pound.

NounEdit

 
A pond

pond (plural ponds)

  1. An inland body of standing water, either natural or man-made, that is smaller than a lake.
    • 1907, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “chapter VIII”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
      But when the moon rose and the breeze awakened, and the sedges stirred, and the cat's-paws raced across the moonlit ponds, and the far surf off Wonder Head intoned the hymn of the four winds, the trinity, earth and sky and water, became one thunderous symphony—a harmony of sound and colour silvered to a monochrome by the moon.
  2. (colloquial) The Atlantic Ocean. Especially in across the pond.
    I wonder how they do this on the other side of the pond.
    I haven't been back home across the pond in twenty years.
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VerbEdit

pond (third-person singular simple present ponds, present participle ponding, simple past and past participle ponded)

  1. (transitive) To block the flow of water so that it can escape only through evaporation or seepage; to dam.
    • 2004, Calvin W. Rose, An Introduction to the Environmental Physics of Soil, Water and WatershedsISBN 0521536790, page 201:
      The rate of fall of the surface of water ponded over the soil within the ring gives a measure of the infiltration rate for the particular enclosed area.
  2. (transitive) To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.
  3. (intransitive) To form a pond; to pool.

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

pond (third-person singular simple present ponds, present participle ponding, simple past and past participle ponded)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To ponder.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Spenser, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      Pleaseth you, pond your suppliant's plaint.

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AfrikaansEdit

NounEdit

pond (plural ponds)

  1. pound (currency)
    Tot 1961, die Suid-Afrikaanse pond was onderverdeel in 20 sjielings.
  2. pound (unit of weight)

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch pont, pond, from Old Dutch punt, from Proto-Germanic *pundą(pound, weight), borrowed from Latin pondō.

NounEdit

pond n (plural ponden, diminutive pondje n)

  1. unit of mass, often broadly similar to 500 grams
    1. metric pound (500 grams)
    2. (imperial units) pound (453.6 grams)
    3. (historical) pound, any of several local units, with a range between 420 and 500 grammes, divided into 16 historical ounces
    4. (historical, Dutch metric system) kilogram
  2. one of several monetary units
    1. British pound, pound sterling (currency)
    2. Egyptian pound
    3. (historical) Flemish pound

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