Definitions for puddleˈpʌd l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pud•dleˈpʌd l(n.; v.)-dled, -dling.

  1. (n.)a small pool of water, as of rainwater on the ground.

  2. a small pool of any liquid.

  3. clay or the like mixed with water and tempered, used as a waterproof lining for the walls of canals, ditches, etc.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  4. (v.t.)to mark or scatter with puddles.

  5. to wet with dirty water, mud, etc.

  6. to make (water) muddy or dirty.

  7. to muddle or confuse.

  8. Metall. to subject (molten iron) to the process of puddling.

    Category: Metallurgy

  9. (v.i.)to wade in a puddle.

  10. to be or become puddled.

Origin of puddle:

1300–50; ME puddel, podel, pothel, appar. dim. of OE pudd ditch, furrow (akin to LG pudel puddle)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. puddle(noun)

    a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry

  2. pool, puddle(noun)

    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"

  3. pool, puddle(verb)

    something resembling a pool of liquid

    "he stood in a pool of light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"

  4. puddle(verb)

    wade or dabble in a puddle

    "The ducks and geese puddled in the backyard"

  5. puddle(verb)

    subject to puddling or form by puddling

    "puddle iron"

  6. puddle(verb)

    dip into mud before planting

    "puddle young plants"

  7. puddle(verb)

    work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud

  8. puddle(verb)

    mess around, as in a liquid or paste

    "The children are having fun puddling in paint"

  9. muddle, puddle(verb)

    make into a puddle

    "puddled mire"

  10. puddle(verb)

    make a puddle by splashing water

  11. addle, muddle, puddle(verb)

    mix up or confuse

    "He muddled the issues"

  12. 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)

    eliminate urine

    "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. puddle(noun)ˈpʌd l

    a small pool of water on the ground, a road, etc.

    kids jumping in puddles

Wiktionary

  1. puddle(Noun)

    A small pool of water, usually on a path or road.

  2. puddle(Noun)

    Stagnant or polluted water.

  3. puddle(Noun)

    A homogeneous mixture of clay, water, and sometimes grit, used to line a canal or pond to make it watertight.

  4. puddle(Verb)

    To form a puddle.

  5. puddle(Verb)

    To play or splash in a puddle.

  6. puddle(Verb)

    To process iron by means of puddling.

  7. puddle(Verb)

    To line a canal with puddle (clay).

  8. puddle(Verb)

    To collect ideas, especially abstract concepts, into rough subtopics or categories, as in study, research or conversation.

  9. Origin: podel, diminutive of pudd 'ditch', from *puddo (compare Low German Pudel 'puddle').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puddle(noun)

    a small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a small pool

  2. Puddle(noun)

    clay, or a mixture of clay and sand, kneaded or worked, when wet, to render it impervious to water

  3. Puddle(verb)

    to make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water)

  4. Puddle(verb)

    to make dense or close, as clay or loam, by working when wet, so as to render impervious to water

  5. Puddle(verb)

    to make impervious to liquids by means of puddle; to apply puddle to

  6. Puddle(verb)

    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

  7. Puddle(verb)

    to make a dirty stir

Freebase

  1. Puddle

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

puddle(noun)

a small, usually dirty, pool (of water)

It had been raining, and there were puddles in the road.

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