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POND, noun [Latin pono; pontus, the sea.]

1. A body of stagnant water without an outlet, larger than a puddle, and smaller than a lake; or a like body of water with a small outlet. In the United States, we give this name to collections of water in the interior country, which are fed by springs, and from which issues a small stream. These ponds are often a mile or two or even more in length, and the current issuing from them is used to drive the wheels of mills and furnaces.

2. A collection of water raised in a river by a dam, for the purpose of propelling mill-wheels. These artificial ponds are called mill-ponds.

POND for fist. [See Fish-pond.]

POND, verb transitive [from the noun.] To make a pond; to collect in a pond by stopping the current of a river.

POND, verb transitive To ponder. [Not in use.]