verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of ponder
Examples from the Web for ponder
He said he uses the quiet time at night to ponder a move to Puerto Rico or maybe Hawaii.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now that we have gotten over these multifarious horribles, we are obliged to ponder the bigger picture.
Finally, ponder exactly how Maher will make his final choice of congresscritter.Bill Maher’s Plan To Defeat One Lousy Congressman Is Good for (Almost) Everyone|James Poulos|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gone are the working-man dive bars where Joyce would binge drink and ponder his literary hardship.Exploring the Darker Side of James Joyce’s Trieste|Jeff Campagna|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No wonder Kerry said he had a lot to ponder before going to bed.Egypt’s Arab Spring Gives Way To Spring Of The Patriarch|Christopher Dickey|January 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At length he sank unconsciously into a reverie, and began to ponder as to what sort of people wanted these productions?Taras Bulba and Other Tales|Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
There is rather a subtle point in the considerations now brought forward, on which it will be necessary for us to ponder.Time and Tide|Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball
Nay, even the novelist may find it well worth his while to ponder its marvellous details.
Indeed, he had small time to ponder, for his comrade was quickening his steps, and he had to hasten to reach his side.Tom Tufton's Travels|Evelyn Everett-Green
At the first opening of the doors, Graye left the church and wandered away into the fields to ponder on another scheme.Desperate Remedies|Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for ponder
Word Origin for ponder
Word Origin and History for ponder
early 14c., "to estimate the worth of, to appraise," from Old French ponderer "to weigh, poise" (14c., Modern French pondérer) and directly from Latin ponderare "ponder, consider, reflect," literally "to weigh," from pondus (genitive ponderis) "weigh" (see pound (n.1)). Meaning "to weigh a matter mentally" is attested from late 14c. Related: Pondered; pondering; ponderation.