Pond hen(Zoöl.), the American coot. See Coot (a).Pond lily(Bot.), the water lily. See under Water, and Illust. under Nymphæa.Pond snail(Zoöl.), any gastropod living in fresh-water ponds or lakes. The most common kinds are air- breathing snails (Pulmonifera) belonging to Limnæa, Physa, Planorbis, and allied genera. The operculated species are pectinibranchs, belonging to Melantho, Valvata, and various other genera.Pond spice(Bot.), an American shrub (Tetranthera geniculata) of the Laurel family, with small oval leaves, and axillary clusters of little yellow flowers. The whole plant is spicy. It grows in ponds and swamps from Virginia to Florida.Pond tortoise, Pond turtle(Zoöl.), any freshwater tortoise of the family Emydidæ. Numerous species are found in North America.

(Pond) v. t. To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.

(Pond), v. t. [See Ponder.] To ponder. [Obs.]

Pleaseth you, pond your suppliant's plaint.

(Pon"der) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pondered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pondering.] [L. ponderare, fr. pondus, ponderis, a weight, fr. pendere to weigh: cf. F. pondérer. See Pendant, and cf. Pound a weight.]

1. To weigh. [Obs.]

2. To weigh in the mind; to view with deliberation; to examine carefully; to consider attentively.

Ponder the path of thy feet.
Prov. iv. 26.

Syn. — To Ponder, Consider, Muse. To consider means to view or contemplate with fixed thought. To ponder is to dwell upon with long and anxious attention, with a view to some practical result or decision. To muse is simply to think upon continuously with no definite object, or for the pleasure it gives. We consider any subject which is fairly brought before us; we ponder a concern involving great interests; we muse on the events of childhood.

Pompous to Pool

(Pomp"ous) a. [F. pompeux, L. pomposus. See Pomp.]

1. Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession.

2. Ostentatious; pretentious; boastful; vainlorious; as, pompous manners; a pompous style. "Pompous in high presumption." Chaucer.

he pompous vanity of the old schoolmistress.

Pom"ous*ly, adv.Pomp"ous*ness, n.

(Pomp"tine) a. See Pontine.

(Pom"wa`ter) n. Same as Pomewater.

(Pon"cho) n.; pl. Ponchos [Sp.]

1. A kind of cloak worn by the Spanish Americans, having the form of a blanket, with a slit in the middle for the head to pass through. A kind of poncho made of rubber or painted cloth is used by the mounted troops in the United States service.

2. A trade name for camlets, or stout worsteds.

(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.

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