Meaning of “pond” in the English Dictionary

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"pond" in British English

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pondnoun [ C ]

uk /pɒnd/ us /pɑːnd/

B2 an area of water smaller than a lake, often artificially made:

a duck pond
the pond [ S ] informal

a humorous way of referring to the Atlantic Ocean, when it is thought of as separating the UK or Europe and the US:

It's good to get a view from the other side of the pond.

More examples

  • The children enjoy floating their boats on the pond in the park.
  • The pond was covered in a brittle layer of ice.
  • a stagnant pond
  • The pond was alive with frogs.
  • Several large fish live in the pond.

(Definition of “pond” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pond" in American English

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pondnoun [ C ]

us /pɑnd/

a still area of water smaller than a lake, often artificially made

(Definition of “pond” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)