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"
To wonder, to think of deeply.
To consider (something) carefully and thoroughly; to chew over, to mull over.
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Origin: From ponderare, from pondus, from pendere; see pendent and pound.
to weigh in the mind; to view with deliberation; to examine carefully; to consider attentively
to think; to deliberate; to muse; -- usually followed by on or over
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pon′dėr, v.t. to weigh in the mind: to think over: to consider.—v.i. to think (with on and over).—ns. Ponderabil′ity, Pon′derableness.—adjs. Pon′derable, that may be weighed: having sensible weight; Pon′deral, ascertained by weight.—ns. Pon′derance, Ponderā′tion, weight; Pon′derer, one who ponders.—adv. Pon′deringly.—ns. Pon′derling, a thing of little weight; Pon′derment, the act of pondering.—adj. Pon′derous, weighty: massive: forcible: important: clumsy or unwieldy by reason of weight.—adv. Pon′derously.—ns. Pon′derousness, Ponderos′ity, weight: heaviness: heavy matter. [L. ponderāre—pondus, pondĕris, a weight.]
The numerical value of ponder in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of ponder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When you lose, you ponder, so it makes you wiser.
I am intrigued by the national expedition of the brain, i will study, ponder and think about that aspiration.
There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.
On the other hand the euro could fall towards $1.21 if the 180 votes are not secured, as the market will ponder the risk of the leftwing Syriza party, which is against fiscal reconstruction, taking power after a snap election next year.
Everyone has the obligation to ponder well his own specific traits of character. He must also regulate them adequately and not wonder whether someone else's traits might suit him better. The more definitely his own a man's character is, the better it fits him.
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- überlegen, nachdenken, grübelnGerman
- considerar, meditar, cavilar, ponderarSpanish
- interroger, songer, réfléchirFrench
- cnuasaich, meòraichScottish Gaelic
- fontolóra vesz, latolgat, tűnődik, fontolgat, eltűnődik, mérlegel, elmereng, elmélkedik, merengHungarian
- meditor, expendōLatin
- overwegen, overdenkenDutch
- размышлять, размыслить, обдумывать, обдуматьRussian
- fundera, begrunda, grubblaSwedish
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