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Origin of pool

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English pol, pole, Old English pōl; cognate with Dutch poel, German Pfuhl

Other definitions for pool (2 of 2)

Origin of pool

2
First recorded in 1685–95; from French poule “collective stakes in a game,” literally, “hen”; see origin at pullet

OTHER WORDS FROM pool

pooler, noun
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How to use pool in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pool (1 of 2)

pool1
/ (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)

pool2
/ (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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Medical 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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