What does ponder mean?

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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, 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.

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

  2. ponder(Verb)

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

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    Etymology: 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.

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. 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.

  2. Vanna Bonta:

    Looking up and out, how can we not respect this ever-vigilant cognizance that distinguishes us: the capability to envision, to dream, and to invent? the ability to ponder ourselves? and be aware of our existence on the outer arm of a spiral galaxy in an immeasurable ocean of stars? Cognizance is our crest.

  3. Lewis Thomas:

    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.

  4. Stavros Dimas:

    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.

  5. Mitchell Koger:

    Ponder them. And be guided by the lessons of your nightly dreams.

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