What does pool mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poolnoun

    an excavation that is (usually) filled with water

  2. pond, poolnoun

    a small lake

    "the pond was too small for sailing"

  3. poolnoun

    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"

  4. consortium, pool, syndicatenoun

    an association of companies for some definite purpose

  5. poolnoun

    any communal combination of funds

    "everyone contributed to the pool"

  6. pool, puddlenoun

    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"

  7. pool, kittynoun

    the combined stakes of the betters

  8. pool, puddlenoun

    something resembling a pool of liquid

    "he stood in a pool of light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"

  9. pool, pocket billiardsverb

    any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets

  10. poolverb

    combine into a common fund

    "We pooled resources"

  11. poolverb

    join or form a pool of people

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poolnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. poule, properly, a hen. See Pullet.]

  2. Poolnoun

    a small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle

    Etymology: [F. poule, properly, a hen. See Pullet.]

  3. Poolnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. poule, properly, a hen. See Pullet.]

  4. Poolnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. poule, properly, a hen. See Pullet.]

  5. Poolnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. poule, properly, a hen. See Pullet.]

  6. Poolnoun

    any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join

    Etymology: [F. poule, properly, a hen. See Pullet.]

  7. Poolnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. poule, properly, a hen. See Pullet.]

  8. Poolnoun

    a mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement

    Etymology: [F. poule, properly, a hen. See Pullet.]

  9. Poolnoun

    an aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities

    Etymology: [F. poule, properly, a hen. See Pullet.]

  10. Poolverb

    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

    Etymology: [F. poule, properly, a hen. See Pullet.]

  11. Poolverb

    to combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction

    Etymology: [F. poule, properly, a hen. See Pullet.]


  1. Pool

    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

  1. Pool

    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.]

  2. Pool

    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. pool

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pool

    Is distinguished from a pond, in being filled by springs or running water. Also, a pwll or port.

Editors Contribution

  1. pool

    A type of structure and space created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes, styles and systems for swimming.

    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.

    Submitted by MaryC on November 7, 2016  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pool' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2312

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pool' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2565

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pool' in Nouns Frequency: #830

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pool in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pool in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of pool in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Mauro:

    What we see is that overall global support for Islamist extremist groups is decreasing but the rate of violence within that Islamist pool is increasing as that contraction happens.

  2. Christopher Reeve:

    Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.

  3. Julie McSorley:

    I saw the big pool of fish, the big bait ball come up out of the water. I saw the whale come up, i thought, Oh no! Its too close.

  4. Shalini Nataraj:

    This was a talent pool we did not have access to earlier.

  5. Jeffrey Felix:

    He’s been told there will be media tents outside, pool reporters in his room and the Carson City hearing room, and cameras sending a live feed to the media outside, he is asking why they are fostering a circuslike environment for his hearing.

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