KJV Dictionary Definition: ponder
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'DERABLE, a. That may be weighed; capable of being weighed.
PON'DERAL, a. from L. pondus, weight. Estimated or ascertained by weight, as distinguished from numeral; as a ponderal drachma.
PON'DERANCE, n. Weight; gravity.
PON'DERATE, v.t. To weigh in the mind; to consider. Not in use.
PONDERA'TION, n. The act of weighing. Little used.
PON'DERED, pp. Weighed in the mind; considered; examined by intellectual operation.
PON'DERER, n. One that weighs in his mind.
PON'DERING, ppr. Weighing intellectually; considering; deliberating on.
PON'DERINGLY, adv. With consideration or deliberation.
PON'DEROUS, a. L. ponderosus.
1. Very heavy; weighty; as a ponderous shield; a ponderous load.
2. Important; momentous; as a ponderous project. This application of the word is unusual.
3. Forcible; strongly impulsive; as a motion vehement or ponderous; a ponderous blow.
Ponderous spar, heavy spar, or baryte.
PON'DEROUSLY, adv. With great weight.
PON'DEROUSNESS, n. Weight; heaviness; gravity.