ponding

pond

[pond]
noun
1.
a body of water smaller than a lake, sometimes artificially formed, as by damming a stream.
verb (used without object)
2.
(especially of water) to collect into a pond or large puddle: to prevent rainwater from ponding on the roof.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English ponde, pande, akin to Old English pynding dam, gepyndan to impound. See pound3

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pond (pɒnd)
 
n
a.  a pool of still water, often artificially created
 b.  (in combination): a fishpond
 
[C13 ponde enclosure; related to pound³]

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pond
1248, "artificially banked body of water," variant of pound "enclosed place" (see pound (n.2)). Jocular reference to "the Atlantic Ocean" dates from 1641.
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pond   (pŏnd)  Pronunciation Key 
An inland body of standing water that is smaller than a lake. Natural ponds form in small depressions and are usually shallow enough to support rooted vegetation across most or all of their areas.
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