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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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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