puddle Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry
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
noun something resembling a pool of liquid
- he stood in a pool of light
- his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines
verb wade or dabble in a puddle
- The ducks and geese puddled in the backyard
verb subject to puddling or form by puddling
- puddle iron
verb dip into mud before planting
- puddle young plants
verb work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
verb mess around, as in a liquid or paste
- The children are having fun puddling in paint
verb make into a puddle
- puddled mire
verb make a puddle by splashing water
verb mix up or confuse
- He muddled the issues
verb eliminate urine
wee-wee; spend a penny; wee; piddle; micturate; pee-pee; make; pass water; make water; relieve oneself; take a leak; pee; urinate; piss.
- Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug
A small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a small pool.Spenser.
Clay, or a mixture of clay and sand, kneaded or worked, when wet, to render it impervious to water.Fuller.
Pud"dle transitive verb
To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water).
Some unhatched practice . . . Hath puddled his clear spirit. Shak.
(a) To make dense or close, as clay or loam, by working when wet, so as to render impervious to water. (b) To make impervious to liquids by means of puddle; to apply puddle to.
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.Ure.
Pud"dle intransitive verb
To make a dirty stir.Obs. R. Junius.
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