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pond

[ pond ]
/ pɒnd /
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noun

a body of water smaller than a lake, sometimes artificially formed, as by damming a stream.
the pond, Informal. the Atlantic Ocean: American companies are finding business is different on the other side of the pond.

verb (used without object)

(especially of water) to collect into a pond or large puddle: to prevent rainwater from ponding on the roof.

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Origin of pond

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English ponde, pande, akin to Old English pynding “dam,” gepyndan “to impound.” See pound3
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British Dictionary definitions for pond

pond
/ (pɒnd) /

noun

  1. a pool of still water, often artificially created
  2. (in combination)a fishpond

Word Origin for pond

C13 ponde enclosure; related to pound ³
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Scientific definitions for pond

pond
[ pŏnd ]

An inland body of standing water that is smaller than a lake. Natural ponds form in small depressions and are usually shallow enough to support rooted vegetation across most or all of their areas.
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Idioms and Phrases with pond

pond

see big fish in a small pond; little frog in a big pond.

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