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PUDDLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does puddle mean? 

PUDDLE (noun)
  The noun PUDDLE has 3 senses:

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
3. something resembling a pool of liquid

  Familiarity information: PUDDLE used as a noun is uncommon.


PUDDLE (verb)
  The verb PUDDLE has 9 senses:

1. wade or dabble in a puddle
2. subject to puddling or form by puddling
3. dip into mud before planting
4. work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
5. mess around, as in a liquid or paste
6. make into a puddle
7. make a puddle by splashing water
8. mix up or confuse
9. eliminate urine

  Familiarity information: PUDDLE used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


PUDDLE (noun)


Sense 1puddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("puddle" is a kind of...):

covering material (a material used by builders to cover surfaces)


Sense 2puddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

puddle; pool

Context examples:

there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain / the body lay in a pool of blood

Hypernyms ("puddle" is a kind of...):

body of water; water (the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "puddle"):

billabong (a stagnant pool of water in the bed of a stream that flows intermittently)

mud puddle (a puddle of mud)


Sense 3puddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something resembling a pool of liquid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

puddle; pool

Context examples:

he stood in a pool of light / his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines

Hypernyms ("puddle" is a kind of...):

place; spot; topographic point (a point located with respect to surface features of some region)


PUDDLE (verb)


Sense 1puddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wade or dabble in a puddle

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The ducks and geese puddled in the backyard

Hypernyms (to "puddle" is one way to...):

wade (walk (through relatively shallow water))

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue puddle


Sense 2puddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subject to puddling or form by puddling

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

puddle iron

Hypernyms (to "puddle" is one way to...):

forge; form; mold; mould; shape; work (make something, usually for a specific function)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3puddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dip into mud before planting

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

puddle young plants

Hypernyms (to "puddle" is one way to...):

plant; set (put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4puddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "puddle" is one way to...):

bundle; compact; pack; wad (compress into a wad)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5puddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mess around, as in a liquid or paste

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The children are having fun puddling in paint

Hypernyms (to "puddle" is one way to...):

mess around; monkey; monkey around; muck about; muck around; potter; putter; tinker (do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 6puddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make into a puddle

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

muddle; puddle

Context example:

puddled mire

Hypernyms (to "puddle" is one way to...):

rile; roil (make turbid by stirring up the sediments of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 7puddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a puddle by splashing water

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "puddle" is one way to...):

plash; spatter; splash; splatter; splosh; swash (dash a liquid upon or against)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 8puddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mix up or confuse

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

addle; muddle; puddle

Context example:

He muddled the issues

Hypernyms (to "puddle" is one way to...):

confuse; jumble; mix up (assemble without order or sense)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 9puddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Eliminate urine

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

relieve oneself; spend a penny; take a leak; wee; wee-wee; piss; micturate; pee-pee; make water; pee; pass water; urinate; piddle; puddle; make

Context example:

Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

Hypernyms (to "puddle" is one way to...):

egest; eliminate; excrete; pass (eliminate from the body)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "puddle"):

wet (make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating)

stale (urinate, of cattle and horses)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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