The Pond is an informal term primarily for the Atlantic Ocean.
The term, probably originating in the British North American colonies, is found from the mid-17th century in the form big pond, great pond or herring-pond but during the Vietnam War was used by US servicemen to refer to the Pacific Ocean as well.  UsingEnglish.com lists the expression as a British English idiom and wiseGEEK lists it as primarily a British idiom.
It may also refer to:
- The Pond (intelligence organization), a secret, unacknowledged espionage organization that operated on behalf of the U.S. government from 1942 to 1955
- nickname of the Honda Center, a large arena in Anaheim, California
- America's Army and the Language of Grunts: Understanding the Army Lingo Legacy. E. Kelly Taylor. AuthorHouse, 12 Nov 2009
- A Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English: Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled "Slang and Its Analogues". John S. Farmer, William Ernest Henley. Taylor & Francis, 1927
- The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor Routledge, 1 Nov 2007
- "Idiom: Across the pond". UsingEnglish.com. 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
- "What Does "across the Pond" Mean?". http://www.wisegeek.com/. Conjecture Corporation. 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
'Although “across the pond” is primarily a British idiom used in reference to the United Kingdom and the United States, the phrase can also refer to Canada.'
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