Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
A pond is a small body of standing water.
Pond may also refer to:
Pond was a band from Portland, Oregon. They formed in 1991 and broke up in 1998. They were signed to Sub Pop (first two albums) and the Work Group records sub-label of Sony Records (last album).
On October 23, 2010, Pond reunited for a show to commemorate the closing of Portland club Satyricon.
The pond was a currency unit issued in the Orange Free State and the South African Republic. It was prepared for, but not issued, in New Griqualand.
The word pond is Afrikaans for the word ' pound'. In fact, the South African pound banknotes of the South African Reserve Bank have the word 'Pond' inscribed, as do the banknotes of South West Africa that were issued between the 1930s and 1959.
A pond is a body of standing water, either natural or artificial, that is usually smaller than a lake. They may arise naturally in floodplains as part of a river system, or they may be somewhat isolated depressions (examples include vernal pools and prairie potholes). Usually they contain shallow water with marsh and aquatic plants and animals. A few animals also make their home in ponds, including both alligators and beavers. The type of life in a pond is generally determined by a combination of factors including water level regime (particularly depth and duration of flooding) and nutrient levels, but other factors may also be important, including presence or absence of shading by trees, presence or absence of streams, effects of grazing animals, and salinity.
Ponds are frequently human-constructed. In the countryside farmers and villagers dig a pond in their backyard or increase the depth of an existing pond by removing layers of mud during summer season. A wide variety of artificial bodies of water are classified as ponds. Some ponds are created specifically for habitat restoration, including water treatment. Others, like water gardens, water features and koi ponds are designed for aesthetic ornamentation as landscape or architectural features. Fish ponds are designed for commercial fish breeding, and solar ponds designed to store thermal energy. Standing bodies of water such as puddles, ponds, and lakes are often categorized separately from flowing water courses, such as brooks, creeks, streams or rivers. Nutrient levels and water quality in ponds can be controlled through natural process such as algal growth, or through artificial filtration, such as an algae scrubber.
Pond (Australian band)
Pond is a psychedelic rock band from Perth, Western Australia, formed in 2008. Featuring a revolving line-up, the band currently consists of Nick Allbrook, Jay Watson, Joe Ryan and Jamie Terry.
Pond often shares its members with fellow Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala. Jay Watson is a full member of both acts, while Pond band leader Nick Allbrook contributed to both bands from 2009 until 2013. Current Tame Impala members Kevin Parker, Cam Avery and Julien Barbagallo are all former members of Pond, with Parker continuing to work with the band as its record producer.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pond \Pond\, v. t. To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.
Pond \Pond\, v. t. [See Ponder.] To ponder. [Obs.]
Pleaseth you, pond your suppliant's plaint.
Pond \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.''
Pond hen (Zo["o]l.), the American coot. See Coot (a) .
Pond lily (Bot.), the water lily. See under Water, and Illust. under Nymph[ae]a.
Pond snail (Zo["o]l.), any gastropod living in fresh-water ponds or lakes. The most common kinds are air-breathing snails (Pulmonifera) belonging to Limn[ae]a, 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 (Zo["o]l.), any freshwater tortoise of the family Emydid[ae]. Numerous species are found in North America.
n. 1 An inland body of standing water, either natural or man-made, that is smaller than a lake. 2 (lb en colloquial) The Atlantic Ocean. Especially in (term across the pond English). vb. 1 To block the flow of water so that it can escape only through evaporation or seepage; to dam. 2 To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming. 3 (context obsolete English) To ponder.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300 (mid-13c. in compounds), "artificially banked body of water," variant of pound "enclosed place" (see pound (n.2)). Applied locally to natural pools and small lakes from late 15c. Jocular reference to "the Atlantic Ocean" dates from 1640s. Pond scum (Spirogyra) is from 1864 (also called frog-spittle and brook-silk. As figurative for "someone extremely repulsive," from 1984.
n. a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing" [syn: pool]
Usage examples of "pond".
Tim had always found himself especially attuned to the deserted charms of Candie Gardens in winter, enjoying the bare traceries of the trees and the widened harbour view, the few points of colour against the monochrome background - the red and pink of the camellias near the top gate, the hanging yellow bells of the winter-flowering abutilon with their red clappers, even the iridescence of the mallard drake circling the largest of the ponds with his speckled mate.
And saw a stream of animals, hoofed, padded, clawed and dashing, splashing through the ponds for Various Aquatic Birds, setting the night aflight - all of them making for the rear gate that opened to the Tiroler Garten.
Phosphorescent water-lilies floated like charming faces on the pond and the bush which Mazirian had brought from far Almery in the south tinctured the air with sweet fruity perfume.
He was a natural horseman and an excellent shot with bow, arbalest and rifle, and often went off by himself for days at a time, hunting in the high ranges of hills where the Breas ran white and fast through the locks and ponds of the old canal system.
She could not sit like a duck on a pond all night, so Ava carefully began to persuade Lady Purnam to have her new barouche plucked from the stream of carriages outside to drive Ava home.
The Baptist took his friend and walked with him apart from the others, along the spring-fed pond.
The Old Sweet is, in fact, a delightful old-fashioned resort, respectable and dull, with a pretty park, and a crystal pond that stimulates the bather like a glass of champagne, and perhaps has the property of restoring youth.
I had no one to whisper with and went off, with some plan or other in mind, down a birdless, perhaps brambly path which led straight from the castle pond and whispering grotto to the Zoppot highway.
It was hard, it was very wet, reinforced by having to strip naked, shove all their clothes and Bergen inside a bivvy bag and push the lot across a freezing pond.
ITT complex and finally coming together at a point known as Bleachery Pond, which is in the adjoining town of Clifton, directly across the highway from ITT.
He would take the cat over to the nearby water hole, Bleachery Pond, and bury it there.
He drove to the side of the elementary school, just above Bleachery Pond.
I think perhaps there is a bigger fish than the young Capella in his pond.
Pond on Colden Common, bordering on Otterbourne, and the green banks were strewn with shells left by the herons, but the Pond is fast drying up and the herons have been driven away by guns.
The idea of Harold steering his mother from the baboons to the sea lions, from the coypu pond to the zebra house, pulling her gently out of the way of supercilious camels with sticky children on their backs was, to Nell, infinitely touching.