puddle-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a very small pool of standing water

Commentary: PUDDLE[+body][+water][+tiny][+standing]

Mary stepped in a puddle in her new Ferragamo evening shoes.
The dog splashed happily through the mud puddles.
A puddle of light gathered at the foot of the stage. (metaphoric extension)
He sat in a puddle of books on the floor of his study. (metaphoric extension)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3

Sense Number 2: a clay mixture used as a watertight lining for embankments

Commentary: PUDDLE[+lining][+watertight][+mixture][+clay]

We mixed sand and clay to form the puddle to hold the water for our man-made pool.
The workmen used gravel mixed with sand to make a puddle for the Koi pond.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1