puddle

[Pud┬Ědle]

A puddle is a small pool, such as one that forms on a sidewalk after a rain shower. A little boy with new rain boots might decide to jump in every puddle he sees on his way to school.

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A small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a small pool.

Noun
something resembling a pool of liquid; "he stood in a pool of light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"

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
a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry

Verb
eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"

Verb
mix up or confuse; "He muddled the issues"

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Verb
make a puddle by splashing water

Verb
make into a puddle; "puddled mire"

Verb
mess around, as in a liquid or paste; "The children are having fun puddling in paint"

Verb
work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud

Verb
dip into mud before planting; "puddle young plants"

Verb
subject to puddling or form by puddling; "puddle iron"

Verb
wade or dabble in a puddle; "The ducks and geese puddled in the backyard"


n.
A small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a small pool.

n.
Clay, or a mixture of clay and sand, kneaded or worked, when wet, to render it impervious to water.

v. t.
To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water).

v. t.
To make dense or close, as clay or loam, by working when wet, so as to render impervious to water.

v. t.
To make impervious to liquids by means of puddle; to apply puddle to.

v. t.
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.

v. i.
To make a dirty stir.


Puddle

Pud"dle , n. [OE. podel; cf. LG. pudel, Ir. & Gael. plod pool.] 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. Puddle poet, a low or worthless poet. [R.] Fuller.

Puddle

Pud"dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Puddled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Puddling .] 1. To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water).
Some unhatched practice . . . Hath puddled his clear spirit.
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. Puddled steel, steel made directly from cast iron by a modification of the puddling process.

Puddle

Pud"dle, v. i. To make a dirty stir. [Obs.] R. Junius.

A small quantity of dirty standing water; a muddy plash; a small pool.

To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water).

To make a dirty stir.

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Usage Examples

I had been found in a mud puddle at 4:30 in the morning.

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Other Usage Examples

I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle.

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