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puddle Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. 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. noun a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
    pool.
    • there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain
    • the body lay in a pool of blood
  3. noun something resembling a pool of liquid
    pool.
    • he stood in a pool of light
    • his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines
  4. verb wade or dabble in a puddle
    • The ducks and geese puddled in the backyard
  5. verb subject to puddling or form by puddling
    • puddle iron
  6. verb dip into mud before planting
    • puddle young plants
  7. verb work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
  8. verb mess around, as in a liquid or paste
    • The children are having fun puddling in paint
  9. verb make into a puddle
    muddle.
    • puddled mire
  10. verb make a puddle by splashing water
  11. verb mix up or confuse
    addle; muddle.
    • He muddled the issues
  12. 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
WordNet

Pud"dle noun
Etymology
OE. podel; cf. LG. pudel, Ir. & Gael. plod pool.
Definitions
  1. A small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a small pool. Spenser.
  2. Clay, or a mixture of clay and sand, kneaded or worked, when wet, to render it impervious to water. Fuller.
Pud"dle transitive verb
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Puddled ; present participle & verbal noun Puddling
Definitions
  1. To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water).
    Some unhatched practice . . . Hath puddled his clear spirit. Shak.
  2. (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.
  3. 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
Definitions
  1. To make a dirty stir. Obs. R. Junius.

Webster 1913


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