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ˈpɒn dərpon·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculateverb

    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. ponderverb

    To wonder, to think of deeply.

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

  2. ponderverb

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

    uE000135821uE001It'suE000135822uE001 time to ponder over its fallacies

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ponderverb

    to weigh

  2. Ponderverb

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

  3. Ponderverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ponder

    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. ponderārepondus, pondĕris, a weight.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ponder in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ponder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of ponder in a Sentence

  1. Glenn Levine:

    While we all obviously don't know what our urine cortisol levels are, there are ways we can learn to self-reflect on whether we may have some negative psychological factors, particularly things like stress, if we do recognize that we tend to be frequently stressed, frustrated or angered, then it's helpful to ponder what exactly are the things that lead us to become stressed.

  2. Prime Minister Antonio Costa:

    The government has nothing against it, no reservations, the Chinese have been good investors, be it in REN, EDP or in other sectors ... The important thing is that shareholders can ponder on the project. Let the market work.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    When you lose, you ponder, so it makes you wiser.

  4. Cicero:

    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.

  5. Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail (1979):

    We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.

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    an attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player
    • A. abet
    • B. gloat
    • C. caddie
    • D. excogitate

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