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PON'DER, v.t. [L. pondero, from pondo, pondus, a pound; pendeo,pendo, to weigh.]

1. To weigh in the mind; to consider and compare the circumstances or consequences of an event, or the importance of the reasons for or against a decision.

Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2.

2. To view with deliberation; to examine.

Ponder the path of thy feet. Prov.4.

The Lord pondereth the hearts. Prov.21.

To ponder on, is sometimes used, but is not be to countenanced.




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PON'DER, v.t. [L. pondero, from pondo, pondus, a pound; pendeo,pendo, to weigh.]

1. To weigh in the mind; to consider and compare the circumstances or consequences of an event, or the importance of the reasons for or against a decision.

Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2.

2. To view with deliberation; to examine.

Ponder the path of thy feet. Prov.4.

The Lord pondereth the hearts. Prov.21.

To ponder on, is sometimes used, but is not be to countenanced.


PON'DER, v.t. [L. pondero, from pondo, pondus, a pound; pendeo, pendo, to weigh; and Pers. پِنْدَاشَتَن pindashatan, and بَنْدَازِيدَنْ bandazidan, to think, to consider.]

  1. To weigh in the mind; to consider and compare the circumstances or consequences of an event, or the importance of the reasons for or against a decision. Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. – Luke ii.
  2. To view with deliberation; to examine. Ponder the path of thy feet. – Prov. iv. The Lord pondereth the hearts. – Prov. xxi. To ponder on, is sometimes used, but is not to be countenanced.

Pon"der
  1. To weigh.

    [Obs.]
  2. To think; to deliberate; to muse; -- usually followed by on or over.

    Longfellow.
  3. 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. 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.

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Ponder

PON'DER, verb transitive [Latin pondero, from pondo, pondus, a pound; pendeo, pendo, to weigh.]

1. To weigh in the mind; to consider and compare the circumstances or consequences of an event, or the importance of the reasons for or against a decision.

Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19.

2. To view with deliberation; to examine.

Ponder the path of thy feet. Proverbs 4:26.

The Lord pondereth the hearts. Proverbs 21:2.

To ponder on, is sometimes used, but is not be to countenanced.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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