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Meaning of "puddle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PUDDLE

Podel, diminutive of Old English pudd ditch, of obscure origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PUDDLE

puddle  [ˈpʌdəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PUDDLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Puddle is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb puddle in English.

WHAT DOES PUDDLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

puddle

Puddle

A puddle is a small accumulation of liquid, usually water, on a surface. It can form either by pooling in a depression on the surface, or by surface tension upon a flat surface. Puddles are usually formed from rain water or from irrigation. A puddle is generally small enough for an adult to step over, shallow enough to walk through, and too small to traverse in a boat or raft. Puddles can be a source of fascination for children. Small wildlife may be attracted to puddles.

Definition of puddle in the English dictionary

The first definition of puddle in the dictionary is a small pool of water, esp of rain. Other definition of puddle is a small pool of any liquid. Puddle is also a worked mixture of wet clay and sand that is impervious to water and is used to line a pond or canal.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PUDDLE

PRESENT

Present
I puddle
you puddle
he/she/it puddles
we puddle
you puddle
they puddle
Present continuous
I am puddling
you are puddling
he/she/it is puddling
we are puddling
you are puddling
they are puddling
Present perfect
I have puddled
you have puddled
he/she/it has puddled
we have puddled
you have puddled
they have puddled
Present perfect continuous
I have been puddling
you have been puddling
he/she/it has been puddling
we have been puddling
you have been puddling
they have been puddling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I puddled
you puddled
he/she/it puddled
we puddled
you puddled
they puddled
Past continuous
I was puddling
you were puddling
he/she/it was puddling
we were puddling
you were puddling
they were puddling
Past perfect
I had puddled
you had puddled
he/she/it had puddled
we had puddled
you had puddled
they had puddled
Past perfect continuous
I had been puddling
you had been puddling
he/she/it had been puddling
we had been puddling
you had been puddling
they had been puddling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will puddle
you will puddle
he/she/it will puddle
we will puddle
you will puddle
they will puddle
Future continuous
I will be puddling
you will be puddling
he/she/it will be puddling
we will be puddling
you will be puddling
they will be puddling
Future perfect
I will have puddled
you will have puddled
he/she/it will have puddled
we will have puddled
you will have puddled
they will have puddled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been puddling
you will have been puddling
he/she/it will have been puddling
we will have been puddling
you will have been puddling
they will have been puddling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would puddle
you would puddle
he/she/it would puddle
we would puddle
you would puddle
they would puddle
Conditional continuous
I would be puddling
you would be puddling
he/she/it would be puddling
we would be puddling
you would be puddling
they would be puddling
Conditional perfect
I would have puddle
you would have puddle
he/she/it would have puddle
we would have puddle
you would have puddle
they would have puddle
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been puddling
you would have been puddling
he/she/it would have been puddling
we would have been puddling
you would have been puddling
they would have been puddling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you puddle
we let´s puddle
you puddle
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to puddle
Past participle
puddled
Present Participle
puddling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PUDDLE


befuddle
bɪˈfʌdəl
bemuddle
bɪˈmʌdəl
buddle
ˈbʌdəl
cruddle
ˈkrʌdəl
cuddle
ˈkʌdəl
fuddle
ˈfʌdəl
guddle
ˈɡʌdəl
huddle
ˈhʌdəl
muddle
ˈmʌdəl
ruddle
ˈrʌdəl
scuddle
ˈskʌdəl
spuddle
ˈspʌdəl
studdle
ˈstʌdəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUDDLE

puddening
pudder
pudding
pudding basin
pudding club
pudding rice
pudding stone
pudding-face
pudding-head
puddingy
puddler
puddling
puddly
puddock
puddy
pudency
pudenda
pudendal
pudendous
pudendum

WORDS THAT END LIKE PUDDLE

at the fiddle
Biddle
doddle
fiddle
fit as a fiddle
griddle
heddle
hoddle
in the saddle
kiddle
meddle
paddle
pig in the middle
piggy in the middle
riddle
saddle
straddle
swaddle
waddle
widdle

Synonyms and antonyms of puddle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PUDDLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «puddle» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of puddle
plash · pool · spill · splash

Translation of «puddle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PUDDLE

Find out the translation of puddle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of puddle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «puddle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

水坑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

charco
570 millions of speakers

English

puddle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पोखर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بِرْكَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лужа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

poça
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খানা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

flaque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Genangan air
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pfütze
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

水たまり
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

물웅덩이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Puddle
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vũng nước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குட்டை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डबके
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

su birikintisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pozzanghera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kałuża
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

калюжа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

baltă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νερόλακκος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

plas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pöl
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pytt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of puddle

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUDDLE»

The term «puddle» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.141 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PUDDLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «puddle» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «puddle» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about puddle

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5 QUOTES WITH «PUDDLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word puddle.
1
Barry Goldwater
I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle.
2
Jack Kornfield
Sense the blessings of the earth in the perfect arc of a ripe tangerine, the taste of warm, fresh bread, the circling flight of birds, the lavender color of the sky shining in a late afternoon rain puddle, the million times we pass other beings in our cars and shops and out among the trees without crashing, conflict, or harm.
3
Lance Loud
I had been found in a mud puddle at 4:30 in the morning.
4
Alice Oswald
It's a relief to hear the rain. It's the sound of billions of drops, all equal, all equally committed to falling, like a sudden outbreak of democracy. Water, when it hits the ground, instantly becomes a puddle or rivulet or flood.
5
Audrey Tautou
I like the light that comes off metal shutters at siesta time in the summer, having a break from driving in the shops at motorway services, the odour of petrol at petrol stations, rolling down little slopes. I hate it when you tread in a puddle and the water soaks your socks.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUDDLE»

Discover the use of puddle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to puddle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mud Puddle
If Jule Ann sits under a tree, in a sandbox, or even wears a rain coat on a sunny day, the mud puddle will follow her and make her dirty, until one day she battles the persistent puddle with two bars of soap, chasing it away forever.
Robert N. Munsch, Sami Suomalainen, 1995
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Make a Bigger Puddle, Make a Smaller Worm
Intrigue children with this simple but fascinating mirror book.
‎1975
3
Where did the rain puddle go?
"Pooh and Piglet learn about evaporation"--cover [p. 4].
Dawn Bentley, Adam Devaney, 2005
4
Mud Puddle: Read-Aloud Edition
)ule Ann threw the other bar otsoap right into the mud puddle. The mud Puddle said, ~Awl4, y€CChI W3Ql4l1l” r ' 9. ' L .'. ' . "'4" I' \ a ' ' I \\ ' l' . 'a,' ' v a I u i I ' I 1 , \ \ ' a i if "a '1 'I' ' \'H l' , i ' 1. n \ \ 'I . ' 0 . , \\\,||/:"/ in f:l.'" ' \ \\\\ I Iii/II V l;."' " -.''l I p I ...
Robert Munsch, 2012
5
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble
Henry and Mudge discover some spring surprises in this second adventure of the series. Full-color illustrations.
Cynthia Rylant, 1987
6
Puppy in a Puddle
Mandy Hope begins to have suspicions about a local breeder after her Dad diagnoses an Old English sheepdog puppy as deaf at Animal Ark and then finds another sheepdog puppy abandoned and weak.
Ben M. Baglio, 2003
7
Toot & Puddle
Meet Toot and Puddle--two small, endearing pigs who are friends and as different as different can be. While Toot likes to travel to places unknown, Puddle prefers to stay home and revel in the joys of everyday life.
Holly Hobbie, 2011
8
The Piggy in the Puddle
Unable to persuade a young pig from frolicking in the mud, her family finally joins her for a mud party.
Charlotte Pomerantz, 2007
9
Muddy as a Duck Puddle and Other American Similes
A collection of 26 American similes--one for each letter of the alphabet--including notes on the origins and meanings of each.
Laurie Lawlor, 2010
10
Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns
When the neighborhood bully calls him "Bouquet Jones," Jackson is ready to give up. Maybe gardens don't belong in cities after all.... Winner of the first annual Marguerite de Angeli Prize. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Mary Quattlebaum, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PUDDLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term puddle is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Puddle of Mudd Singer Wes Scantlin Arrested for DUI in Minnesota …
The Puddle of Mudd singer was arrested for driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning in Minnesota. According to Renville County Sheriff's Department, ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
2
Did a puddle in flux spark life on Earth?
Anyone who's ever noticed a water puddle drying in the sun has seen an environment that may have driven the type of chemical reactions that scientists believe ... «Futurity: Research News, Jul 15»
3
Scientists figure out why puddles don't expand forever
See, the classic thin-film model of fluid dynamics doesn't explain why puddles of liquid stop expanding. The math just keeps going on forever, but we know from ... «Geek, Jul 15»
4
This Preschool Turns Into a Huge Puddle Playground When It Rains
Kids need to play—it's simply how they learn. More and more, scientists who study early childhood development say that preschools and kindergartens are ... «Gizmodo, Jun 15»
5
Death of man found in 'puddle of blood' ruled a homicide
Police say an officer saw a “puddle of blood” before finding the body. Investigators wouldn't elaborate on when the man died, but said it was recent. Chief Hugh ... «Washington Times, May 15»
6
Puddle of Mudd singer misses court date for baggage carousel joy ride
This Dec. 7, 2009 file photo shows Wes Scantlin of the band Puddle of Mudd performing at the Gibson Guitar Dusk Tiger launch party in Beverly Hills, Calif. «NOLA.com, May 15»
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6000000th Land Rover gets one-off puddle lamp
A Yulong White 2015 Range Rover LWB Vogue SE became the 6,000,000th Land Rover to be produced at Solihull and was fitted with a one-off puddle lamp ... «Practical Motoring, Apr 15»
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Puddle of Mudd's Wes Scantlin arrested at airport again
Puddle Of Mudd rocker Wes Scantlin has been arrested in Wisconsin following ... Scantlin is not expected to miss any of Puddle of Mudd's upcoming shows this ... «Toronto Sun, Apr 15»
9
Puddle of Mudd's Wes Scantlin seen in video riding luggage …
Video has emerged that reportedly shows the Puddle of Mudd frontman riding an airport luggage carousel prior to his arrest for the gag. The surveillance footage ... «Daily Mail, Feb 15»
10
Puddle of Mudd frontman arrested at DIA
DENVER – The frontman of post-grunge band Puddle of Mudd was arrested Friday ... According to Rock Panther Presents, the promoter for Puddle of Mudd's ... «9NEWS.com, Jan 15»

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