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.
(especially of water) to collect into a pond or large puddle: to prevent rainwater from ponding on the roof.
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How to use pond in a sentence
The reptiles are visibly abundant—in the jungles and in ponds and even on the roads.
He describes two dioramas—a mound with trees and an artificial pond, each the result of Peale having spent many a morning “dressing the museum in moss.”When Science Was the Best Show in America - Issue 93: Forerunners | Lee Alan Dugatkin | November 18, 2020 | Nautilus
During practice rounds, players mess around at the par-3 16th by skipping balls across the pond — not just to enjoy themselves but to delight the galleries.Masters golfers won’t see the blooms, but they will really miss hearing the roars | Barry Svrluga | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
At least a couple of other competitors practicing for the Masters have managed to skip a ball across the pond at the 16th hole and nestle it into the cup.Jon Rahm’s pond-skipping hole-in-one at Augusta has been done before but was still incredible | Des Bieler | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Now that the ocean is your home, the farther you swim, the less you will see of anything that will remind you of the pond from which you came.
One thing he loved was ponding, which began as soon as the days were warm enough.Humpty Dumpty's Little Son | Helen Reid Cross
And great barricades of ice still in the rivers blocking them up, and ponding them.Lorna Doone | R. D. Blackmore
The idea of ponding up the superfluous flood discharge of the river is not a new one, and if Herodotus is to be believed, Storage.
British Dictionary definitions for pond
a pool of still water, often artificially created
(in combination): a fishpond
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Scientific definitions for pond
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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Other Idioms and Phrases with pond
see big fish in a small pond; little frog in a big pond.
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