verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of ponder
Examples from the Web for pondering
He prefers to create and leave the pondering for others to do.
That evening I took my usual walk in Washington Park, pondering over the occurrences of the day.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Secretary of State John Kerry pondering U.S. push for independence of South South Sudan and South South South Sudan.P.J. O’Rourke on Foreign Policy and France, Hold the Swiss|P. J. O’Rourke|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These oddball questions will have you pondering life, luck, and pizza delivery men.Can You Answer These 10 Oddball Job Interview Questions Asked at America’s Top Tech Companies?|Brian Ries|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I sat on the steps leading to Damascus gate which leads to the Muslim Quarter pondering the events I had just missed.
Night and day he had been examining evidence, pondering the difficulties to be overcome, and the chances of success.
This, after some pondering, I concluded to represent Pygmalion, as he awaited the quickening of his statue.Phantastes|George MacDonald
His imaginary world was peopled by women with pale faces and luxuriant auburn hair, pondering upon the mysteries of the universe.The Book of Art for Young People|Agnes Conway
Then, pondering, take thou home this rhyme— The grave next opened may be thine.Gleanings in Graveyards|Horatio Edward Norfolk
After a time he grew quiet, and going to the window, seemed to be pondering some plan.
British Dictionary definitions for pondering
Word Origin for ponder
Word Origin and History for pondering
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.