(Pon"der), v. i. To think; to deliberate; to muse; usually followed by on or over. Longfellow.
(Pon`der*a*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. pondérabilité.] The quality or state of being ponderable.
(Pon"der*a*ble) a. [L. ponderabilis: cf. F. pondérable.] Capable of being weighed; having
appreciable weight. Pon"der*a*ble*ness, n.
(Pon"der*al) a. [Cf. F. pondéral.] Estimated or ascertained by weight; distinguished from
numeral; as, a ponderal drachma. [R.] Arbuthnot.
(Pon"der*ance) n. [L. ponderans, p. pr. of ponderare to weigh: cf. OF. ponderant of weight.]
Weight; gravity. [R.] Gregory.
(Pon"der*a*ry) a. Of or pertaining to weight; as, a ponderary system. [R.] M'Culloch.
(Pon"der*ate) v. t. [L. ponderatus, p. p. of ponderare. See Ponder.] To consider; to ponder.
(Pon"der*ate), v. i. To have weight or influence. [R.]
(Pon`der*a"tion) n. [L. ponderatio: cf. F. pondération.] The act of weighing. [R.] Arbuthnot.
(Pon"der*er) n. One who ponders.
(Pon"der*ing), a. Deliberating. Pon"der*ing*ly, adv.
(Pon`der*os"i*ty) n.; pl. Ponderosities [OF. ponderosité.] The quality or state of being
ponderous; weight; gravity; heaviness, ponderousness; as, the ponderosity of gold. Ray.
(Pon"der*ous) a. [L. ponderosus, from pondus, -eris, a weight: cf. F. pondéreux. See Ponder.]
1. Very heavy; weighty; as, a ponderous shield; a ponderous load; the ponderous elephant.
The sepulcher . . .Shak.
Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws.
2. Important; momentous; forcible. "Your more ponderous and settled project." Shak.
3. Heavy; dull; wanting; lightless or spirit; as, a ponderous style; a ponderous joke.
Ponderous spar (Min.), heavy spar, or barytes. See Barite.
(Pon"der*ous*ly), adv. In a ponderous manner.
(Pon"der*ous*ness), n. The quality or state of being ponderous; ponderosity.
(Pond"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of American fresh-water fishes belonging
to the family Centrarchidæ; called also pond perch, and sunfish.
The common pondfish of New England (Lepomis gibbosus) is called also bream, pumpkin seed, and
sunny. See Sunfish. The long-eared pondfish (Lepomis auritus) of the Eastern United States is distinguished
by its very long opercular flap.
(Pond"weed`) n. (Bot.) Any aquatic plant of the genus Potamogeton, of which many species
are found in ponds or slow-moving rivers.