a body of water smaller than a lake, sometimes artificially formed, as by damming a stream.
verb (used without object)
(especially of water) to collect into a pond or large puddle:
to prevent rainwater from ponding on the roof.
c.1300 (mid-13c. in compounds), “artificially banked body of water,” variant of pound “enclosed place” (see pound (n.2)). Applied locally to natural pools and small lakes from late 15c. Jocular reference to “the Atlantic Ocean” dates from 1640s. Pond scum (Spirogyra) is from 1864 (also called frog-spittle and brook-silk. As figurative for “someone extremely repulsive,” from 1984.
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.
noun 1. any of several water lilies, as the common water lily, Nymphaea odorata, or the spatterdock. noun 1. another name for water lily
[pon-dok] /ˈpɒn dɒk/ noun, South African. 1. a crudely built hut or shelter formed of sheets of corrugated iron, tin, etc.; shanty. /ˈpɒndɒk/ noun 1. (in southern Africa) a crudely made house built of tin sheet, reeds, etc
noun 1. any of various heteropterous insects of the family Gerrididae, esp Gerris lacustris (common pond-skater), having a slender hairy body and long hairy legs with which they skim about on the surface of ponds Also called water strider, water skater
[pond-weed] /ˈpɒndˌwid/ noun 1. any aquatic plant of the genus Potamogeton, most species of which grow in and quiet streams. /ˈpɒndˌwiːd/ noun 1. any of various water plants of the genus Potamogeton, which grow in ponds and slow streams: family Potamogetonaceae 2. (Brit) Also called waterweed. any of various unrelated water plants, such as Canadian […]