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5 definitions found
 for puddle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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).
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              Some unhatched practice . . .
              Hath puddled his clear spirit.        --Shak.
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     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.
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     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.
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     Puddled steel, steel made directly from cast iron by a
        modification of the puddling process.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. Clay, or a mixture of clay and sand, kneaded or worked,
        when wet, to render it impervious to water.
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     Puddle poet, a low or worthless poet. [R.] --Fuller.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Puddle \Pud"dle\, v. i.
     To make a dirty stir. [Obs.] --R. Junius.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  puddle
      n 1: a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a
           pond and that is impervious to water when dry
      2: 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" [syn: pool,
         puddle]
      3: something resembling a pool of liquid; "he stood in a pool of
         light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"
         [syn: pool, puddle]
      v 1: wade or dabble in a puddle; "The ducks and geese puddled in
           the backyard"
      2: subject to puddling or form by puddling; "puddle iron"
      3: dip into mud before planting; "puddle young plants"
      4: work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
      5: mess around, as in a liquid or paste; "The children are
         having fun puddling in paint"
      6: make into a puddle; "puddled mire" [syn: muddle, puddle]
      7: make a puddle by splashing water
      8: mix up or confuse; "He muddled the issues" [syn: addle,
         muddle, puddle]
      9: eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive
         rug" [syn: make, urinate, piddle, puddle,
         micturate, piss, pee, pee-pee, make water, relieve
         oneself, take a leak, spend a penny, wee, wee-wee,
         pass water]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "puddle":
     artificial lake, bayou lake, chuckhole, cistern, dam, dead water,
     dike, doodle, etang, farm pond, fishpond, freshwater lake,
     glacial lake, hog wallow, inland sea, lagoon, laguna, lake,
     lakelet, landlocked water, linn, loblolly, loch, lough, mere, mess,
     mess around, millpond, millpool, muckhole, mud puddle, mudhole,
     nyanza, oxbow lake, plash, pond, pondlet, pool, potter, putter,
     reservoir, salina, salt pond, slop, slough, stagnant water,
     standing water, still water, sump, tank, tarn, tidal pond, tinker,
     volcanic lake, water hole, water pocket, well
  
  

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