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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English ponderen, from Old French ponderer (to weigh, balance, ponder) from Latin ponderare (to weigh, ponder), from pondus (weight), from pendere (to weigh); see pendent and pound.

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ponder (third-person singular simple present ponders, present participle pondering, simple past and past participle pondered)

  1. To wonder, think of deeply.
  2. To consider (something) carefully and thoroughly.
    Synonyms: chew over, mull over; see also Thesaurus:ponder
    I have spent days pondering the meaning of life.
  3. (obsolete) To weigh.

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ponder (plural ponders)

  1. (colloquial) A period of deep thought.
    I lit my pipe and had a ponder about it, but reached no definite conclusion.

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