- vt. 仔细考虑；衡量
- vi. 考虑；沉思
- n. (Ponder)人名；(英)庞德
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- ponder:  To ponder something is etymologically to ‘weigh’ it up. The word comes via Old French ponderer from Latin ponderāre ‘weigh’, hence ‘consider’ (source also of English preponderate ). This was derived from pondus ‘weight’ (source of English ponderous ), a relative of pendere ‘weigh’ (source of English compendium , compensate , dispense, expense, pansy, pension , pensive , peseta , poise , and spend) and pendēre ‘hang’ (from which English gets pendant, pendulum, etc).
Also closely related is English pound, the unit of weight.
=> compendium, compensate, dispense, expense, pansy, pendant, pendulum, pension, pensive, peseta, poise, pound, preponderate, spend
- ponder (v.)
- early 14c., "to estimate the worth of, to appraise," from Old French ponderer "to weigh, poise" (14c., Modern French pondérer) and directly from Latin ponderare "ponder, consider, reflect," literally "to weigh," from pondus (genitive ponderis) "weigh" (see pound (n.1)). Meaning "to weigh a matter mentally" is attested from late 14c. Related: Pondered; pondering; ponderation.
- 1. The visitor can ponder over the boomerangs used by aborigines at the time of Cook.
- 2. They would do well to pause and ponder upon their new responsibilities.
- 3. Face west, all you plump old men, and ponder your tropic fates.
- 退休老人们啊, 面向西方, 为你们那莫测的祸福祈祷吧.
- 4. You should pause and ponder now.
- 5. He sits to ponder his misfortune there.
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