Origin of pool

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English pōl; cognate with Dutch poel, German Pfuhl

Definition for pool (2 of 2)

Origin of pool

2
First recorded in 1685–95, pool is from the French word poule stakes, literally, hen. See pullet
Related formspool·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pool (1 of 2)

pool

1
/ (puːl) /

noun

a small body of still water, usually fresh; small pond
a small isolated collection of liquid spilt or poured on a surface; puddlea pool of blood
a deep part of a stream or river where the water runs very slowly
an underground accumulation of oil or gas, usually forming a reservoir in porous sedimentary rock

Word Origin for pool

Old English pōl; related to Old Frisian pōl, German Pfuhl

British Dictionary definitions for pool (2 of 2)

pool

2
/ (puːl) /

noun

verb (tr)

See also pools

Word Origin for pool

C17: from French poule, literally: hen used to signify stakes in a card game, from Medieval Latin pulla hen, from Latin pullus young animal
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Medicine definitions for pool

pool

[ pōōl ]

n.

A collection of blood in any region of the body due to dilation and retardation of the circulation in capillaries and veins.
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