Complete Definition of "pool"

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Etymology 1
OE. pÅl

Noun
en-noun

  1. 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. --w:Wyclif|Wyclif.

#:Charity will hardly water the ground where it must first fill a pool. --W:Francis Bacon|Francis Bacon.
#: The sleepy pool above the dam. --W:Tennyson|Tennyson.

  1. A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle.

#:The filthy mantled pool beyond your cell. --W:Shak|Shak.

  1. 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.

Translations
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Welsh: pwll m
Serbian: kupelj (swimming pool)
Spanish: estanque m
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ttbc|Czech: bazén m (1)
ttbc|German: Becken n
ttbc|French: piscine f
ttbc|Hungarian: medence
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ttbc|Irish: linn f (1)
ttbc|Italian: piscina f
ttbc|Serbian: kupelj (swimming pool)
ttbc|Spanish: italbrac|Mexico, pileta, f italbrac|Argentina
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Derived terms
swimming pool
tidepool
whirlpool

Etymology 2
F. poule

Noun
pool

  1. 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.

#:Note: This game is played variously, but commonly with fifteen balls, besides one cue ball, the contest being to drive the most balls into the pockets.
#: He plays pool at the billiard houses. --W:Thackeray|Thackeray.

  1. 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.
  2. Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.
  3. 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.
  4. rail transport A mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement.
  5. law An aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities.

Derived terms
blind pool
bumper pool
carpool
cesspool
dirty pool
gene pool
kelly pool (3)
motor pool
pool hall
pool table
poolroom
tidal pool
vanpool

Verb
en-verb

transitive

  1. put together; 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.

#:Finally, it favors the pooling of all issues. -- w:Grant|Grant.

intransitive

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

Anagrams
loop
polo


Estonian

Noun
pool

  1. half

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