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
Adon and Fuentes were both in the Nationals’ 60-player pool this summer.Nationals protect Steven Fuentes, Yasel Antuna and Joan Adon from Rule 5 draft | Jesse Dougherty | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
They sat down to “pool our ideas to help build bridges of peace,” Abbas said, and asked Mannan to sit down with them.A restaurant that fed the homeless said it might have to close. Donations poured in. | Paulina Firozi | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
He fell another 100 feet into the deep pool at the base of the falls.
The community has tennis courts, 3 heated pools, and 3 patio bars.
There’s no excuse for the small pool of data, particularly for Abbott, Pettengill said.Rapid Testing Is Less Accurate Than the Government Wants to Admit | by Lisa Song | November 16, 2020 | ProPublica
Efforts at pooling resources began in the run-up to the 2012 presidential campaign.
Blood was pooling beneath her cornea, forming what is known as a hyphema.
When he landed, his leg had turned black from blood pooling, but Landis still raced in the Tour of Belgium a week later.Dope on Wheels: Speed Read of 'Wheelmen' About Lance Armstrong | Thomas Flynn | October 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In other cases they may be groups of people pooling their incomes from a variety of professions and occupations.The Kibbutz Movement’s Lessons For Communal Living Today | Daniel Gavron | May 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Insurance everywhere works by pooling together similar risks.
The idea of pooling our trophies and giving them as a Christmas present to Billie appeals to me strongly.A Reversible Santa Claus | Meredith Nicholson
At last, late in 1885, the warfare was terminated by an elaborate pooling agreement.
Although operated under pooling agreements, yet they were competitors in the matter of the service offered.
The nature of railway competition is indeed such that no other result than consolidation or pooling can ensue.
A more consistent enforcement of the long and short haul principle might provide a remedy almost as effective as pooling.
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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