a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry
a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
"there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain"; "the body lay in a pool of blood"
something resembling a pool of liquid
"he stood in a pool of light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"
wade or dabble in a puddle
"The ducks and geese puddled in the backyard"
subject to puddling or form by puddling
dip into mud before planting
"puddle young plants"
work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
mess around, as in a liquid or paste
"The children are having fun puddling in paint"
make into a puddle
make a puddle by splashing water
addle, muddle, puddle(verb)
mix up or confuse
"He muddled the issues"
make, urinate, piddle, puddle, micturate, piss, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee, wee-wee, pass water(verb)
"Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
A small pool of water, usually on a path or road.
Stagnant or polluted water.
A homogeneous mixture of clay, water, and sometimes grit, used to line a canal or pond to make it watertight.
To form a puddle.
To play or splash in a puddle.
To process iron by means of puddling.
To line a canal with puddle (clay).
To collect ideas, especially abstract concepts, into rough subtopics or categories, as in study, research or conversation.
Origin: podel, diminutive of pudd 'ditch', from *puddo (compare Low German Pudel 'puddle').
a small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a small pool
clay, or a mixture of clay and sand, kneaded or worked, when wet, to render it impervious to water
to make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water)
to make dense or close, as clay or loam, by working when wet, so as to render impervious to water
to make impervious to liquids by means of puddle; to apply puddle to
to subject to the process of puddling, as iron, so as to convert it from the condition of cast iron to that of wrought iron
to make a dirty stir
Origin: [OE. podel; cf. LG. pudel, Ir. & Gael. plod pool.]
A puddle is a small accumulation of liquid, usually water, on a surface. It can form either by pooling in a depression on the surface, or by surface tension upon a flat surface. Puddles are usually formed from rain water or from irrigation. A puddle is generally small enough for an adult to step over, shallow enough to walk through, and too small to traverse in a boat or raft. Puddles can be a source of fascination for children. Small wildlife may be attracted to puddles.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pud′l, n. an ill-shaped, awkward person. [Cf. Low Ger. purrel, something short and thick.]
pud′l, n. a small pool of muddy water: a mixture of clay and sand.—v.t. to make muddy: to stir up mud: to make water-tight by means of clay: to convert into bar or wrought iron.—v.i. to make a dirty stir.—ns. Pudd′ler, one who turns cast-iron into wrought-iron by puddling; Pudd′ling, the act of rendering impervious to water by means of clay: the process of converting cast into bar or wrought iron.—adj. Pudd′ly, dirty. [M. E. podel (prob. for plod-el)—Celt.; Ir. plodach, plod, a pool.]
The numerical value of puddle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of puddle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Every path has its puddle.
You are so afraid of losing your moral sense that you are not willing to take it through anything more dangerous than a mud puddle.
In a puddle, ask for a pool; in a pool, ask for a lake; in a lake, ask for an ocean. This is the way for a frog to reach the stars!
[Trump] sweeps all his grievances into one big puddle, he talks about the media, he talked about the primaries, he talked about the polls, he talked about the Republican National Committee.
We have changed leadership, set up a safety command center and now receive instant messages from the chief executive down to take immediate measures for the smallest incidents, including when a puddle is found or a customer trips.
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Translations for puddle
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- kaluž, hníst, loužeCzech
- Pfütze, LacheGerman
- [[λακκούβα]] [[με]] [[νερό]]Greek
- poza, charcoSpanish
- چاله آب, برکهPersian
- läiskyttää, muodostaa, putlata, lätäkkö, ryhmitellä, tiivistyssavi, leikkiä, lätäkössäFinnish
- trygil, hylurFaroese
- flaque, gouilleFrench
- glumag, lònScottish Gaelic
- tócsa, pocsolya, libaúsztatóHungarian
- hōpua, tōhihiMāori
- kałuża, mętlikPolish
- лу́жа, обма́зкаRussian
- splaka, ло̏ква, сплака, lȍkva, млака, bȁra, mlaka, ба̏раSerbo-Croatian
- mlaka, lužaSlovene
- vattenpuss, pölSwedish
- gofe, poteaWalloon
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