Meaning of puddle
Pronunciation: (pud'l), [key]
— n., v., -dled, -dling.
- a small pool of water, as of rainwater on the ground.
- a small pool of any liquid.
- clay or the like mixed with water and tempered, used as a waterproof lining for the walls of canals, ditches, etc.
- to mark or scatter with puddles.
- to wet with dirty water, mud, etc.
- to make (water) muddy or dirty.
- to muddle or confuse.
- to make (clay or the like) into puddle.
- to cover with pasty clay or puddle.
- to subject (molten iron) to the process of puddling.
- to destroy the granular structure of (soil) by agricultural operations on it when it is too wet.
- to dip the roots of (a tree, shrub, etc.) into a thin mixture of loam and water to retard drying out during transplanting.
- to wade in a puddle: The children were puddling.
- to be or become puddled: The backyard was puddling.
- puddle (Thesaurus)