Brook vs Puddle - What's the difference?

brook | puddle |


As verbs the difference between brook and puddle

is that brook is (transitive|obsolete|except in scots) to use; enjoy; have the full employment of while puddle is to form a puddle.

As nouns the difference between brook and puddle

is that brook is a body of running water smaller than a river; a small stream while puddle is a small pool of water, usually on a path or road.

brook

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Verb

(en verb)
  • To use; enjoy; have the full employment of.
  • To earn; deserve.
  • (label) To bear; endure; support; put up with; tolerate (usually used in the negative, with an abstract noun as object ).
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=6, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=But Sophia's mother was not the woman to brook defiance. After a few moments' vain remonstrance her husband complied. His manner and appearance were suggestive of a satiated sea-lion.}}
  • * 2005 , Nicholas Ostler, Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World , Harper:
  • Nevertheless, Garcilaso does claim that the Spaniards ‘who were unable to brook the length of the discourse, had left their places and fallen on the Indians’.
    Derived terms
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    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A body of running water smaller than a river; a small stream.
  • *Bible, (w) viii. 7
  • *:The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:empties itself, as doth an inland brook / into the main of waters
  • *
  • *:But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶.
  • A water meadow.
  • Low, marshy ground.
  • Synonyms
    * beck * burn * coulee * creek * stream

    puddle

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small pool of water, usually on a path or road.
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , IV.5:
  • And fast beside a little brooke did pas / Of muddie water, that like puddle stank […].
  • * 1624 , , Generall Historie , in Kupperman 1988, p. 90:
  • searching their habitations for water, we could fill but three barricoes, and that such puddle , that never till then we ever knew the want of good water.
  • A homogeneous mixture of clay, water, and sometimes grit, used to line a canal or pond to make it watertight.
  • Verb

    (puddl)
  • To form a puddle.
  • To play or splash in a puddle.
  • To process iron by means of puddling.
  • To line a canal with puddle (clay).
  • To collect ideas, especially abstract concepts, into rough subtopics or categories, as in study, research or conversation.
  • To make (clay, loam, etc.) dense or close, by working it when wet, so as to render impervious to water.
  • To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water).
  • * Shakespeare
  • Some unhatched practice / Hath puddled his clear spirit.