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puddle (n.)

early 14c., "small pool of dirty water," frequentative or diminutive of Old English pudd "ditch," related to German pudeln "to splash in water" (compare poodle). Originally used of pools and ponds as well. Puddle-duck for the common domestic duck is by 1846.

puddle (v.)

mid-15c., "to dabble in water, poke in mud," from puddle (n.); the extended sense in iron manufacture is "turn and stir (molten iron) in a furnace (to expel oxygen and carbon)." Related: Puddled; puddling.

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Definitions of puddle
1
puddle (v.)
wade or dabble in a puddle;
The ducks and geese puddled in the backyard
puddle (v.)
subject to puddling or form by puddling;
puddle iron
puddle (v.)
dip into mud before planting;
puddle young plants
puddle (v.)
work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud;
puddle (v.)
mess around, as in a liquid or paste;
puddle (v.)
make into a puddle;
puddled mire
Synonyms: muddle
puddle (v.)
make a puddle by splashing water;
puddle (v.)
mix up or confuse;
Synonyms: addle / muddle
puddle (v.)
eliminate urine;
Synonyms: make / urinate / piddle / micturate / piss / pee / pee-pee / make water / relieve oneself / take a leak / spend a penny / wee / wee-wee / pass water
2
puddle (n.)
a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry;
puddle (n.)
a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid;
there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain
Synonyms: pool
puddle (n.)
something resembling a pool of liquid;
his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines
Synonyms: pool
From wordnet.princeton.edu