Puddle vs Puddly - What's the difference?

puddle | puddly |


As a noun puddle

is a small pool of water, usually on a path or road.

As a verb puddle

is to form a puddle.

As a adjective puddly is

consisting of, or resembling, puddles; muddy; foul.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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.

    puddly

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Consisting of, or resembling, puddles; muddy; foul.