Meaning of POND in English


pond S3 /pɒnd $ pɑːnd/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Origin: ⇨ ↑ pound 1 (2) ]

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 the Atlantic Ocean in the US or in Britain:

my cousins from across the pond

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▪ a garden pond British English

How can I attract wildlife to my garden pond?

▪ an ornamental pond (=a pond made to look pretty, rather than a natural one)

They are ideal fish for the ornamental pond.

▪ a fish pond

▪ a duck pond

▪ a lily pond (=one with water lilies)

▪ the village pond

They were sitting in the shade of a tree beside the village pond.

■ pond + NOUN

▪ pond life (=things that live in ponds)

The children are studying pond life this term.

▪ a pond plant

▪ pond water

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