noun, plural pon·tes [pon-teez] /ˈpɒn tiz/. Anatomy.
Origin of pons
Definition for pons (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for pons
Poor Pons had lost none of the talk in the kitchen; he heard it all, even to the last word.
Pons has missed the life he was meant for; he was made to be a good husband.'
Pons seemed to think that he was slipping over the edge of a precipice and must catch at something to save himself.
Pons read the scrawl through with close attention, then he let the paper drop and lay quite silent for a while.
The three who had done Pons to death were still on the landing; La Cibot told them to wait.
British Dictionary definitions for pons
noun plural pontes (ˈpɒntiːz)
Word Origin for pons
Word Origin and History for pons
"bridge," in various Latin expressions, from Latin pons "bridge, connecting gallery, walkway," earlier probably "way, passage," from PIE *pent- "to go, tread" (see find (v.)). Especially pons asinorum "bridge of asses," nickname for the fifth proposition of the first book of Euclid, which beginners and slow wits find difficulty in "getting over": if two sides of a triangle are equal, the angles opposite these sides are also equal.