Definitions for ponderˈpɒn dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pon•derˈpɒn dər(v.)

  1. to consider something deeply and thoroughly; meditate.

  2. (v.t.)to weigh carefully in the mind; consider thoughtfully:

    to ponder one's next move.

Origin of ponder:

1300–50; ME pondren < MF ponderer < L ponderāre to ponder, weigh; akin to pendēre to be suspended, hang (see pend )

pon′der•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate(verb)

    reflect deeply on a subject

    "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"

Wiktionary

  1. ponder(Verb)

    To wonder, to think of deeply.

  2. ponder(Verb)

    To consider (something) carefully and thoroughly; to chew over, to mull over.

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  3. Origin: From ponderare, from pondus, from pendere; see pendent and pound.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ponder(verb)

    to weigh

  2. Ponder(verb)

    to weigh in the mind; to view with deliberation; to examine carefully; to consider attentively

  3. Ponder(verb)

    to think; to deliberate; to muse; -- usually followed by on or over

Freebase

  1. Ponder

    Ponder is a town in Denton County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,395 at the 2010 census. Local legend holds that Bonnie and Clyde either robbed the Ponder State Bank or attempted to rob it, only to discover it had gone broke the week before. However, this is not listed in the Barrow Gang's activities. The robbery in question may have been committed by the less famous but more successful Eddie Bentz.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ponder(verb)

to consider carefully

He pondered (on) the suggestion.

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