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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■ ADJECTIVES/NOUN + pond
▪ 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
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012