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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ponder \Pon"der\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Pondered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pondering}.] [L. ponderare, fr. pondus, ponderis, a weight, fr. pendere to weigh: cf. F. pond['e]rer. See {Pendant}, and cf. {Pound} a weight.]

1. To weigh. [Obs.]

2. To weigh in the mind; to view with deliberation; to examine carefully; to consider attentively.

Ponder the path of thy feet. --Prov. iv. 26.

Syn: To {Ponder}, {Consider}, {Muse}.

Usage: To consider means to view or contemplate with fixed thought. To ponder is to dwell upon with long and anxious attention, with a view to some practical result or decision. To muse is simply to think upon continuously with no definite object, or for the pleasure it gives. We consider any subject which is fairly brought before us; we ponder a concern involving great interests; we muse on the events of childhood.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pondering \Pon"der*ing\, adjective Deliberating. -- {Pon"der*ing*ly}, adverb

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pondering

adjective

1: deeply or seriously thoughtful; "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man"; [syn: {brooding}, {broody}, {contemplative}, {meditative}, {musing}, {pensive}, {pondering}, {reflective}, {ruminative}]


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