Definitions for: Pond

[n] a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water,
and the same word as pound. See Pound an inclosure.]
A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and
usually of less extent than a lake. ``Through pond or pool.''

Pond hen (Zo["o]l.), the American coot. See Coot
(a) .

Pond lily (Bot.), the water lily. See under Water, and
Illust. under Nymph[ae]a.

Pond snail (Zo["o]l.), any gastropod living in fresh-water
ponds or lakes. The most common kinds are air-breathing
snails (Pulmonifera) belonging to Limn[ae]a, Physa,
Planorbis, and allied genera. The operculated species are
pectinibranchs, belonging to Melantho, Valvata, and
various other genera.

Pond spice (Bot.), an American shrub ({Tetranthera
geniculata}) of the Laurel family, with small oval leaves,
and axillary clusters of little yellow flowers. The whole
plant is spicy. It grows in ponds and swamps from Virginia
to Florida.

Pond tortoise, Pond turtle (Zo["o]l.), any freshwater
tortoise of the family Emydid[ae]. Numerous species are
found in North America.

Pond, v. t.
To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by

Pond, v. t. [See Ponder.]
To ponder. [Obs.]

Pleaseth you, pond your suppliant's plaint. --Spenser.

Synonyms: pool

See Also: fishpond, horsepond, lake, mere, millpond, swimming hole, water hole

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