verb (used without object)
- poncelet, jean victor,
- ponchielli, amilcare,
- pond hockey,
- pond life,
- pond lily,
- pond scum,
- pond snail
Origin of pond
Examples from the Web for pond
Just who is crazy enough to go swimming when the pond across the street has a layer of ice across the top?Diving Into 2015 With Polar Bear Plunge Extremists|James Joiner|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I jumped over a few cars, almost turned it upside down in a pond and came out on top of all four tires,” she wrote in an email.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stampy, the biggest YouTube star this side of the pond, is also known as 23-year-old Joseph Garrett from Portsmouth.
Then, a sharp-eyed woman pointed out a ladder leaning against a tree on the side of the pond.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our pond is short on man-eating sharks, but I can set bear traps on the bottom.
All that great blanket of ducks uncovered the pond with one motion.Old Plymouth Trails|Winthrop Packard
They thought it much pleasanter than the bottom of the pond, but it was not so safe.Among the Pond People|Clara Dillingham Pierson
Cranes, ducks, and geese filled every pond, the voice of spring in their brazen throats.The Trail of the Goldseekers|Hamlin Garland
In the course of his lonely wanderings the Beaver reached this pond, and here he established himself to spend his last few weeks.Forest Neighbors|William Davenport Hulbert
Ditter deep in the thickets, on the west side of the pond nearest the great road over the mountains.The Rangers|D. P. Thompson
- a pool of still water, often artificially created
- (in combination)a fishpond
Word Origin for pond
c.1300 (mid-13c. in compounds), "artificially banked body of water," variant of pound "enclosed place" (see pound (n.2)). Applied locally to natural pools and small lakes from late 15c. Jocular reference to "the Atlantic Ocean" dates from 1640s. Pond scum (Spirogyra) is from 1864 (also called frog-spittle and brook-silk. As figurative for "someone extremely repulsive," from 1984.
see big fish in a small pond; little frog in a big pond.