What does puddle mean?

Definitions for puddle
ˈpʌd lpud·dle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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"


  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

  8. Origin: [OE. podel; cf. LG. pudel, Ir. & Gael. plod pool.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Puddle

    pud′l, n. an ill-shaped, awkward person. [Cf. Low Ger. purrel, something short and thick.]

  2. Puddle

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of puddle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of puddle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of puddle in a Sentence

  1. English Proverb:

    Every puddle has crap in it...

  2. Gertrude Stein:

    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.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    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!

  4. Columnist George Will:

    [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.

  5. Choi Kyung-in:

    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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