Definitions for: Puddle


[n] something resembling a pool of liquid; "he stood in a pool of light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"
[n] 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"
[n] a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry
[v] eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
[v] mix up or confuse; "He muddled the issues"
[v] make a puddle by splashing water
[v] make into a puddle; "puddled mire"
[v] mess around, as in a liquid or paste; "The children are having fun puddling in paint"
[v] work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
[v] dip into mud before planting, of young plants
[v] subject to puddling, as of iron; form by puddling, as of metal
[v] wade or dabble in a puddle, as of ducks or geese



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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. --Shak.

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.


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

Synonyms: addle, make, make water, micturate, muddle, muddle, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piddle, piss, pool, pool, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, urinate, wee, wee-wee

See Also: billabong, body of water, bundle, compact, confuse, covering material, egest, eliminate, excrete, forge, form, jumble, mess around, mix up, mold, monkey, monkey around, mould, muck about, muck around, mud puddle, pack, pass, place, plant, plash, potter, putter, rile, roil, set, shape, spatter, splash, splatter, splosh, spot, stale, swash, tinker, topographic point, wad, wade, water, wet, work

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