a small body of standing water; pond.
a still, deep place in a stream.
any small collection of liquid on a surface: a pool of blood.
a subterranean accumulation of oil or gas held in porous and permeable sedimentary rock (reservoir ).
to form a pool.
(of blood) to accumulate in a body part or organ.
to cause pools to form in.
to cause (blood) to form pools.
of or for a pool: pool filters.
taking place or occurring around or near a pool: a pool party.
Other definitions for pool (2 of 2)
the total amount staked by a combination of bettors, as on a race, to be awarded to the successful bettor or bettors.
the combination of such bettors.
an association of competitors who agree to control the production, market, and price of a commodity for mutual benefit, although they appear to be rivals.
Finance. a combination of persons or organizations for the purpose of manipulating the prices of securities.
a combination of resources, funds, etc., for common advantage.
the combined interests or funds.
a facility, resource, or service that is shared by a group of people: a car pool;The Psychology department has built up a large participant pool for experiments.
the persons or parties involved.
the stakes in certain games.
British. a billiard game.
Fencing. a match in which each teammate successively plays against each member of the opposing team.
to put (resources, money, etc.) into a pool, or common stock or fund, as for a financial venture, according to agreement.
to form a pool of.
to make a common interest of.
to enter into or form a pool.
of or belonging to a pool: a pool reporter;Pool research assistants will be assigned to code and enter the data.
- pooler, noun
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How to use pool in a sentence
“When families and communities are in crisis, that’s when they come together to pool and share resources,” says Prado, a fifth-year doctoral student in education at the University of California, Irvine.Creative school plans could counter inequities exposed by COVID-19 | Sujata Gupta | September 8, 2020 | Science News
That is a smaller pool of recipients than the $600 enhanced checks, which weren’t limited in this manner.Federal money for the $300 enhanced unemployment benefit is running out. Here’s what to know | Lance Lambert | September 7, 2020 | Fortune
Swimply is an online pool sharing marketplace by 23- year-old brainchild Bunim Laskin.No Plans This Weekend? No Problem! This App Lets You Rent Other People’s Pools | Charli Penn | September 4, 2020 | Essence.com
A beach ball, on the other hand, has very little mass but takes up a lot of space, so if it were placed at the bottom of a pool, it would bob to the surface.Toy boats float upside down underneath a layer of levitated liquid | Maria Temming | September 2, 2020 | Science News
When you’re not going to those conventions, when you’re not going to those meetings … that’s going to affect your talent pool.Deep Dive: How companies and their employees are facing the future of work | Digiday | September 1, 2020 | Digiday
Flesh encircled him at the main pool of the Paradise Hotel and Residences at Boca.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’ | Asawin Suebsaeng | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Marvin takes off his T-shirt and dives into his swimming pool.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
There may be no entrapped pool of human talent left on earth with the dollar value of Cuban athletes.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the course of her remarkable travels Thecla baptizes herself by diving into a pool of “man-eating seals.”First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots | Candida Moss | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They include “The Goldfish pool at Chartwell” painted in 1932 and “The Harbour, Cannes,” painted circa 1933.Churchill’s Secret Treasures for Sale: A British PM’s Life on the Auction Block | Tom Teodorczuk | December 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Big Reginald took their lives at pool, and pocketed their half-crowns in an easy genial way, which almost made losing a pleasure.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Captains Spotstroke and pool were equally careful; the rest of those present drank freely.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
The pool was drained in 1866, and, having been filled up, its site will ere long be covered with streets of houses.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
A germ flies from a stagnant pool, and the laughing child, its mother's darling, dies dreadfully of diphtheria.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for pool (1 of 2)
a small body of still water, usually fresh; small pond
a small isolated collection of liquid spilt or poured on a surface; puddle: a 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
See swimming pool
British Dictionary definitions for pool (2 of 2)
any communal combination of resources, funds, etc: a typing pool
the combined stakes of the betters in many gambling sports or games; kitty
commerce a group of producers who conspire to establish and maintain output levels and high prices, each member of the group being allocated a maximum quota; price ring
finance, mainly US
a joint fund organized by security-holders for speculative or manipulative purposes on financial markets
the persons or parties involved in such a combination
any of various billiard games in which the object is to pot all the balls with the cue ball, esp that played with 15 coloured and numbered balls; pocket billiards
to combine (investments, money, interests, etc) into a common fund, as for a joint enterprise
commerce to organize a pool of (enterprises)
Australian informal to inform on or incriminate (someone)
- See also pools
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