pond

pond
\ \ [13] Pond is historically the same word as poundenclosure’. The differentiation between the two was established early on, although pound continued to be used for ‘pond’ in Scotland and in some English dialects until quite recently. The common denominator is that ponds were originally specifically used for keeping fish in. The reason for the phonetic change from pound to pond is not known.
\ \ Cf.POUND

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  • pond — pond …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Pond — Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. Through pond or pool. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pond — pond·age; pond; pond·ed; pond·let; pond·man; …   English syllables

  • Pond — Pond, v. t. To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pond — S3 [pɔnd US pa:nd] n [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: POUND12] 1.) a small area of fresh water that is smaller than a lake, that is either natural or artificially made 2.) across the pond also on the other side of the pond informal on the other side of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pond — [ pand ] noun count ** 1. ) an area of water similar to a lake but smaller: a duck pond 2. ) the pond INFORMAL the Atlantic Ocean: His work s not very well known on this side of the pond …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Pond — Pond, v. t. [See {Ponder}.] To ponder. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Pleaseth you, pond your suppliant s plaint. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pond — [n] small body of water basin, dew, duck pond, lagoon, lily pond, millpond, pool, puddle, small lake, splash; concept 514 …   New thesaurus

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  • pond — /pond/, n. 1. a body of water smaller than a lake, sometimes artificially formed, as by damming a stream. v.i. 2. (esp. of water) to collect into a pond or large puddle: to prevent rainwater from ponding on the roof. [1250 1300; ME ponde, pande,… …   Universalium

  • pond — is used jocularly to mean the sea, especially the Atlantic as separating Britain and America: • Jackie Collins, born British, wrote…huge, earnest tomes which even started to feature safe sex warnings when she took up residence across the pond J.… …   Modern English usage

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