American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To weigh in the mind with thoroughness and care.
- v. To reflect or consider with thoroughness and care.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- I. To weigh.
- To weigh carefully in the mind; consider carefully; think about; reflect upon.
- Synonyms To consider, reflect upon, etc. See list under contemplate.
- To think; muse; reflect; deliberate: with on or over: as, to ponder over what one has heard.
- n. Something to ponder on.
- v. To wonder, to think of deeply.
- v. To consider (something) carefully and thoroughly; to chew over, to mull over.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To weigh.
- v. To weigh in the mind; to view with deliberation; to examine carefully; to consider attentively.
- v. To think; to deliberate; to muse; -- usually followed by
- v. reflect deeply on a subject
- From Latin ponderare ("to weigh, ponder, in Medieval Latin also to load"), from pondus ("weight"), from pendere ("to weigh"); see pendent and pound. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English ponderen, from Old French ponderer, from Latin ponderāre, from pondus, ponder-, weight; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So, what I continue to ponder is ... why does the theme work so perfectly in Star Trek?”
“Another thing to ponder is the action (or, non-action) of various chapters of the VFW, American Legion, etc. who choose to dismiss these revelations as inconsequential.”
“What I ponder is whether these effects justify a blanket rule.”
“Something for all to ponder is this .... that no matter which "party" one is supposedly affiliated, we live in a democracy (at least last time I checked) and we have the ability to vote for whoever we feel is the best candidate that will represent our ideals.”
“Something for all to ponder is this …. that no matter which "party" one is supposedly affiliated, we live in a democracy (at least last time I checked) and we have the ability to vote for whoever we feel is the best candidate that will represent our ideals.”
“The question you want to ponder is whether or not the genetic code is intelligently designed.”
“Zachriel responded to CJYman: The question you want to ponder is whether or not the genetic code is intelligently designed.”
“The question I ponder is whether you find your crutch necessary or simply convenient.”
“One question the Sooners will ponder is whether the NCAA freshman records for carries (351) and yards (1,925) will become standard or whether there will be other ways to use his gifts.”
“While those trapped within ponder the reason for the quarantine, work progresses as usual.”
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