Definitions for POOLpul
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small body of standing water; a small pond.
a still, deep place in a stream.
any small collection of liquid on a surface; puddle:
a pool of blood.
Ref: swimming pool.
a subterranean accumulation of oil or gas.
Category: Geology, Petrology
(v.i.)to form a pool.
(of blood) to accumulate in a body part or organ.
(v.t.)to cause pools to form in.
Origin of pool:
bef. 900; ME; OE pōl; c. D poel, G Pfuhl
Ref: Also called pocket billiards.
the total amount staked by a combination of bettors, as on a race. the combination of such bettors.
an association of competitors who conspire to control the production, market, and price of a commodity for their mutual benefit.
a combination of resources, funds, etc., for common advantage. the combined resources or funds.
a facility or service shared by a group of people: the persons involved.
a car pool; a typing pool.
the stakes in certain games.
(v.t.)to put (resources, money, etc.) into a pool, or common fund.
to form a pool of.
to make a common interest of.
(v.i.)to enter into or form a pool.
Origin of pool:
1685–95; < F poule stakes, lit., hen. See pullet
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an area of liquid on the ground, floor, etc.
He was lying in a pool of blood.
a swimming pool
She spent all afternoon at the pool.
a game in which you hit balls with long sticks into holes at the edges of a table
a game of pool
light shining on a surface
a glowing pool of light from the street lamp
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
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.
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.
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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
Translations for POOL
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a small area of still water
The rain left pools in the road.
- بِرْكَة ماءArabic
- poçaPortuguese (BR)
- die PfützeGerman
- λιμνούλα με νερόGreek
- آبگیر؛ چالابFarsi
- पोखरा, तालाबHindi
- bara, baricaCroatian
- gölcük; su birikintisiTurkish
- 水塘Chinese (Trad.)
- ставочок; калюжаUkrainian
- vũng nướcVietnamese
- 水塘Chinese (Simp.)
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