an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
a small lake
"the pond was too small for sailing"
an organization of people or resources that can be shared
"a car pool"; "a secretarial pool"; "when he was first hired he was assigned to the pool"
consortium, pool, syndicate(noun)
an association of companies for some definite purpose
any communal combination of funds
"everyone contributed to the pool"
a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
"there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain"; "the body lay in a pool of blood"
the combined stakes of the betters
something resembling a pool of liquid
"he stood in a pool of light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"
pool, pocket billiards(verb)
any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
combine into a common fund
"We pooled resources"
join or form a pool of people
a small and rather deep collection of (usually) fresh water, as one supplied by a spring, or occurring in the course of a stream; a reservoir for water; as, the pools of Solomon
a small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle
the stake played for in certain games of cards, billiards, etc.; an aggregated stake to which each player has contributed a snare; also, the receptacle for the stakes
a game at billiards, in which each of the players stakes a certain sum, the winner taking the whole; also, in public billiard rooms, a game in which the loser pays the entrance fee for all who engage in the game; a game of skill in pocketing the balls on a pool table
in rifle shooting, a contest in which each competitor pays a certain sum for every shot he makes, the net proceeds being divided among the winners
any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join
a combination of persons contributing money to be used for the purpose of increasing or depressing the market price of stocks, grain, or other commodities; also, the aggregate of the sums so contributed; as, the pool took all the wheat offered below the limit; he put $10,000 into the pool
a mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement
an aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities
to put together; to contribute to a common fund, on the basis of a mutual division of profits or losses; to make a common interest of; as, the companies pooled their traffic
to combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction
Origin: [F. poule, properly, a hen. See Pullet.]
Pool is a village in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is bypassed by the A30, situated on the A3047 between Camborne and Redruth, between Tuckingmill and Illogan Highway.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pōōl, n. a small body of water: a deep part of a stream of water.—n. Pool′er, a stick for stirring a tan-vat. [A.S. pól (Dut. poel, Ger. pfuhl)—Celt., as Ir. and Gael. poll, W. pwll.]
pōōl, n. the receptacle for the stakes in certain games: the stakes themselves: a set of players at quadrille, &c.: a game played on a billiard-table with six pockets by two or more persons.—v.t. to put into a common fund for redistribution.—v.i. to form a pool. [Fr. poule, orig. a hen—L. pullus, a young animal.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. Maintenance and control of a supply of resources or personnel upon which other activities may draw. The primary purpose of a pool is to promote maximum efficiency of use of the pooled resources or personnel, e.g., a petroleum pool or a labor and equipment pool. 2. Any combination of resources which serves a common purpose.
A type of multifunctional artificial structure and space created and designed in various colors, depth, materials, mechanisms, pump, shapes, sizes, styles, systems, water level and width for people to relax or swim in, some with structured swimming lanes and other different areas created for different purposes according to need.
We have an outdoor pool in our local community and the local parents and their children make great use of it during the summer months.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'POOL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2312
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'POOL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2565
Rank popularity for the word 'POOL' in Nouns Frequency: #830
The numerical value of POOL in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of POOL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I do not want a friend Who smiles when I smile Who weeps when I weep For my shadow in the pool Can do better than that.
There was a misunderstanding in the pool, in Kazan, we have over 1,000 swimmers, so the preparation pool became very crowded.
In a puddle, ask for a pool; in a pool, ask for a lake; in a lake, ask for an ocean. This is the way for a frog to reach the stars!
If you Google ‘Champagne Pool’ online, you will see photos of the striking orange-colored precipitates that deposit around the edge of the pool.
A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.
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Translations for POOL
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- tůň, louže, kalužCzech
- Lache, Becken, PfützeGerman
- compartir, reunir, pileta, participar, estanqueSpanish
- برکه, مخزن, استخرPersian
- pooli, lammikko, varanto, lampi, lätäkkö, suvanto, allasFinnish
- dabhach, linnIrish
- glumag, linne, amarScottish Gaelic
- tavacska, tócsa, tóHungarian
- pozzanghera, invaso, pozza, bacinoItalian
- basen, zsumować, kałużaPolish
- reunir, poça, piscinaPortuguese
- фонд, пруд, бассейн, пул, лужаRussian
- pool, pöl, bassäng, göl, dammSwedish
- குட்டை, குளம்Tamil
- birikinti, havuz, göletTurkish
- isiziba, ichibiZulu
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