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pool 1

 (po͞ol)
n.
1. A small body of still water.
2. An accumulation of standing liquid; a puddle: a pool of blood.
3. A deep or still place in a stream.
4. A swimming pool.
5. An underground accumulation of petroleum or gas in porous sedimentary rock.
intr.v. pooled, pool·ing, pools
1. To form pools or a pool: The receding tide pooled in hollows along the shore.
2. To accumulate in a body part: preventing blood from pooling in the limbs.

[Middle English, from Old English pōl.]

pool 2

 (po͞ol)
n.
1.
a. A game of chance, resembling a lottery, in which the contestants put staked money into a common fund that is later paid to the winner.
b. A fund containing all the money bet in a game of chance or on the outcome of an event.
2. A supply, as of vehicles or workers, available for use by a group.
3. A group of journalists who cover an event and then by agreement share their reports with participating news media: the White House press pool.
4.
a. A mutual fund established by a group of stockholders for speculating in or manipulating prices of securities.
b. The persons or parties participating in such a fund.
5. A grouping of assets, such as mortgages, that serves as a basis for the issuing of securities.
6. An agreement between competing business concerns to establish controls over production, market, and prices for common profit.
7. Any of several games played on a six-pocket billiards table usually with 15 object balls and a cue ball. Also called pocket billiards.
v. pooled, pool·ing, pools
v.tr.
To put into a pool, as for common use: Let's pool our resources to finish the project quickly.
v.intr.
To join or form a pool.

[French poule, hen, stakes, booty, from Old French, hen, young chicken, from Latin pullus, young of an animal; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

pool′er n.

pool

(puːl)
n
1. a small body of still water, usually fresh; small pond
2. a small isolated collection of liquid spilt or poured on a surface; puddle: a pool of blood.
3. (Physical Geography) a deep part of a stream or river where the water runs very slowly
4. (Geological Science) an underground accumulation of oil or gas, usually forming a reservoir in porous sedimentary rock
5. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) See swimming pool
[Old English pōl; related to Old Frisian pōl, German Pfuhl]

pool

(puːl)
n
1. any communal combination of resources, funds, etc: a typing pool.
2. (Gambling, except Cards) the combined stakes of the betters in many gambling sports or games; kitty
3. (Commerce) 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
4. (Banking & Finance) finance chiefly
a. a joint fund organized by security-holders for speculative or manipulative purposes on financial markets
b. the persons or parties involved in such a combination
5. (Billiards & Snooker) 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
vb (tr)
6. (Commerce) to combine (investments, money, interests, etc) into a common fund, as for a joint enterprise
7. (Commerce) commerce to organize a pool of (enterprises)
8. informal Austral to inform on or incriminate (someone)
[C17: from French poule, literally: hen used to signify stakes in a card game, from Medieval Latin pulla hen, from Latin pullus young animal]

pool1

(pul)

n.
1. a small body of standing water; a small pond.
2. a still, deep place in a stream.
3. any small collection of liquid on a surface; puddle: a pool of blood.
5. a subterranean accumulation of oil or gas.
v.i.
6. to form a pool.
7. (of blood) to accumulate in a body part or organ.
v.t.
8. to cause pools to form in.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English pōl; c. Dutch poel, German Pfuhl]

pool2

(pul)

n.
1. Also called pocket billiards. any of various games played on a billiard table with a cue ball and 15 other balls that are driven into pockets.
2.
a. the total amount staked by a combination of bettors, as on a race.
b. the combination of such bettors.
3. an association of competitors who conspire to control the production, market, and price of a commodity for their mutual benefit.
4.
a. a combination of resources, funds, etc., for common advantage.
b. the combined resources or funds.
5.
a. a facility or service shared by a group of people: a car pool; a typing pool.
b. the persons involved.
6. the stakes in certain games.
v.t.
7. to put (resources, money, etc.) into a pool, or common fund.
8. to form a pool of.
9. to make a common interest of.
v.i.
10. to enter into or form a pool.
[1685–95; < French poule stakes, literally, hen. See pullet]
pool′er, n.

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.

Pool

 a small body of liquid; a reservoir of persons or things.
Examples: pool of blood, 1843; of memory, 1903; of sunlight, 1875; of typists; of water, 1622.

pool


Past participle: pooled
Gerund: pooling

Imperative
pool
pool
Present
I pool
you pool
he/she/it pools
we pool
you pool
they pool
Preterite
I pooled
you pooled
he/she/it pooled
we pooled
you pooled
they pooled
Present Continuous
I am pooling
you are pooling
he/she/it is pooling
we are pooling
you are pooling
they are pooling
Present Perfect
I have pooled
you have pooled
he/she/it has pooled
we have pooled
you have pooled
they have pooled
Past Continuous
I was pooling
you were pooling
he/she/it was pooling
we were pooling
you were pooling
they were pooling
Past Perfect
I had pooled
you had pooled
he/she/it had pooled
we had pooled
you had pooled
they had pooled
Future
I will pool
you will pool
he/she/it will pool
we will pool
you will pool
they will pool
Future Perfect
I will have pooled
you will have pooled
he/she/it will have pooled
we will have pooled
you will have pooled
they will have pooled
Future Continuous
I will be pooling
you will be pooling
he/she/it will be pooling
we will be pooling
you will be pooling
they will be pooling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pooling
you have been pooling
he/she/it has been pooling
we have been pooling
you have been pooling
they have been pooling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pooling
you will have been pooling
he/she/it will have been pooling
we will have been pooling
you will have been pooling
they will have been pooling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pooling
you had been pooling
he/she/it had been pooling
we had been pooling
you had been pooling
they had been pooling
Conditional
I would pool
you would pool
he/she/it would pool
we would pool
you would pool
they would pool
Past Conditional
I would have pooled
you would have pooled
he/she/it would have pooled
we would have pooled
you would have pooled
they would have pooled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pool - an excavation that is (usually) filled with waterpool - an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
cistern - an artificial reservoir for storing liquids; especially an underground tank for storing rainwater
excavation - a hole in the ground made by excavating
natatorium, swimming bath, swimming pool - pool that provides a facility for swimming; "`swimming bath' is a British term"
wading pool - a shallow pool for children
water jump - a pool or stream in a steeplechase or similar contest
2.pool - a small lakepool - a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing"
fishpond - a freshwater pond with fish
horsepond - a pond for watering horses
lake - a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
mere - a small pond of standing water
millpond - a pond formed by damming a stream to provide a head of water to turn a mill wheel
swimming hole - a small body of water (usually in a creek) that is deep enough to use for swimming
water hole - a natural hole or hollow containing water
3.pool - 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"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
typing pool - a group of typists who can work for different persons
4.pool - an association of companies for some definite purpose
association - a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association"
cartel, corporate trust, combine, trust - a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
5.pool - any communal combination of funds; "everyone contributed to the pool"
bet, stakes, wager, stake - the money risked on a gamble
reserve account, reserve fund - funds taken out of earnings to provide for anticipated future payments
6.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"
billabong - a stagnant pool of water in the bed of a stream that flows intermittently
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
mud puddle - a puddle of mud; "the children loved a mud puddle"
7.pool - the combined stakes of the betters
bet, stakes, wager, stake - the money risked on a gamble
8.pool - something resembling a pool of liquid; "he stood in a pool of light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines"
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
9.pool - any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pocketspool - any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
table game - a game that is played on a table
break - the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool
carom, cannon - a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
masse, masse shot - a shot in billiards made by hitting the cue ball with the cue held nearly vertically; the cue ball spins around another ball before hitting the object ball
miscue - a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball
snooker - a form of pool played with 15 red balls and six balls of other colors and a cue ball
Verb1.pool - combine into a common fund; "We pooled resources"
share - use jointly or in common
2.pool - join or form a pool of people
aggroup, group - form a group or group together

pool

1
noun
1. swimming pool, lido, swimming bath(s) (Brit.), bathing pool (archaic) a heated indoor pool
2. pond, lake, mere, tarn Beautiful gardens filled with pools and fountains.
3. puddle, drop, patch, splash There were pools of water on the gravel drive.

pool

2
noun
1. supply, reserve, fall-back the available pool of manpower
2. kitty, bank, fund, stock, store, pot, jackpot, stockpile, hoard, cache a reserve pool of cash
verb
1. combine, share, merge, put together, amalgamate, lump together, join forces on We pooled our savings to start up a new business.

pool

noun
A combination of businesses closely interconnected for common profit:
Translations
بَرَكَةبِرْكَة سِباحَهبِرْكَة ماءحَوْض نَفْط أو أي سائِلصُندوق أموال مُشْتَرَكَه
bazéndát dohromadyfondjezírkolouže
puljepytsvømmebassinswimmingpoolvandhul
allasyhteenliittymä
bazenpričuva
hylurleggja í púkkpollurpúkk, sameiginlegur sjóîursundlaug
共同資金水たまり
노동력 집합소웅덩이
apvienot kopējā kasē/fondābaseinskopējā kasekopējais fondslīcis
bazenlužašportne stave
bassänggemensam fond
กลุ่มสระน้ำ
bểnhóm người có sẵn

pool

1 [puːl]
A. N
1. (natural) → charca f; (artificial) → estanque m; (= swimming pool) → piscina f, alberca f (Mex), pileta f (de natación) (S. Cone); (in river) → pozo m
2. [of spilt liquid] → charco m (fig) [of light] → foco m
B. CPD pool attendant Nencargado/a m/f de la piscina

pool

2 [puːl]
A. N
1. (= common fund) → fondo m (común) (Cards) → polla f
2. (= supply, source) → reserva f; [of genes etc] → fondo m, reserva f
an untapped pool of abilityuna reserva de inteligencia no utilizada
see also car B
see also typing B
3. the pools (Brit) (= football pools) → las quinielas (Sp)
to do the (football) poolshacer las quinielas
4. (= form of snooker) → billar m americano
to shoot pool (US) → jugar al billar americano
that's dirty pool (US) → eso no es jugar limpio
5. (Comm) → fondos mpl comunes (US) (= monopoly, trust) → consorcio m
coal and steel poolcomunidad f de carbón y acero
C. CPD pool hall, pool room Nsala f de billar
pool table Nmesa f de billar

pool

[ˈpuːl]
n
[water] → flaque f
[light, blood] → flaque f
(= pond) → mare f
(artificial)bassin m
(also swimming pool) → piscine f
(= game) → billard m américain
Shall we have a game of pool? → Si on jouait au billard américain? pool hall, pool player
[cash] → fonds m commun
[manpower] → pool m
(= money at cards) → cagnotte f
(= consortium) → pool m
(US) (= monopoly trust) → trust m
vtmettre en commun pools
npl
the pools (British)le loto sportif
to do the pools → jouer au loto sportif
to win the pools → gagner au loto sportifpool hall nsalle f de billardpool player njoueur/euse m/f de billard
see also football poolspool table ntable f de billard américain

pool

:
pool attendant
nBademeister(in) m(f)
pool hall
nBillardzimmer nt
pool room
n
(= pool hall)Billardzimmer nt
(= betting shop)Wettannahmestelle f

pool

1
n
Teich m, → Tümpel m; (underground) → See m
(of rain)Pfütze f; (of spilled liquid)Lache f; a pool of bloodeine Blutlache; pools of sunlight/shadesonnige/schattige Stellen
(in river) → Loch nt
(artificial) → Teich m; (= swimming pool)(Schwimm)becken nt; (in private garden, hotel) → Swimmingpool m, → Schwimmbecken nt; (= swimming baths)Schwimmbad nt; to go to the (swimming) poolins Schwimmbad gehen; an Olympic pool should measure …ein olympisches Wettkampfbecken muss … groß sein; in the kiddies’ poolim Kinderbecken; we spent every afternoon down at the poolwir verbrachten jeden Nachmittag im Schwimmbad; she was sitting at the edge of the poolsie saß am Beckenrand

pool

2
n
(= common fund)(gemeinsame) Kasse; each player put £10 in the pooljeder Spieler gab £10 in die Kasse; the pool stood at £40es waren £ 40 in der Kasse
(= supply, source) (= typing pool)Schreibzentrale f; (= car pool)Fahrbereitschaft f; (= car-sharing)Fahrgemeinschaft f; a pool of labour (Brit) or labor (US) → ein Bestand man Arbeitskräften, eine Arbeitskraftreserve; the Prime Minister’s pool of advisersder Beraterstab des Premierministers; among them they have a great pool of experience/ideaszusammen verfügen sie über eine Menge Erfahrung/Ideen
pools pl (Brit) the pools (= football pools)Toto m or nt; to do the poolsToto spielen; to win the poolsim Toto gewinnen; he won £1000 on the poolser hat £ 1000 im Toto gewonnen
(= form of snooker)Poolbillard nt
(Comm) → Interessengemeinschaft f; (US: = monopoly, trust) → Pool m, → Kartell nt
vt resources, savingszusammenlegen; effortsvereinen (geh); if we pool our efforts we’ll get the work done soonermit vereinten Kräften werden wir schneller mit der Arbeit fertig (werden)

pool

1 [puːl] n (of water, rain, blood) → pozza; (of light) → cerchio; (pond) → stagno; (artificial) → vasca; (swimming pool) → piscina; (in river) → tonfano

pool

2 [puːl]
1. n
a. (common fund) → cassa comune; (at poker) → piatto
b. (supply, source, of money, goods, workers) → riserva; (of experience, ideas) → fonte f; (of experts) → équipe f inv; (of cars) → parco
c. (game) → biliardo
d. (Comm) (consortium) → pool m inv (Am) (monopoly trust) → trust m inv
2. vt (money, resources) → mettere insieme, mettere in un fondo comune; (efforts, knowledge) → mettere insieme

pool1

(puːl) noun
1. a small area of still water. The rain left pools in the road.
2. a similar area of any liquid. a pool of blood/oil.
3. a deep part of a stream or river. He was fishing (in) a pool near the river-bank.
4. a swimming-pool. They spent the day at the pool.

pool2

(puːl) noun
a stock or supply. We put our money into a general pool.
verb
to put together for general use. We pooled our money and bought a caravan that we could all use.
(football) pools noun plural
organized gambling on the results of football matches.

pool

بَرَكَة, مَوَارِد jezírko, společný fond pulje, vandhul gemeinsame Kasse, Teich δεξαμενή πόρων, πισίνα bote, charca, charco, reserva allas, yhteenliittymä bassin, parc bazen, pričuva gruppo, piscina 共同資金, 水たまり 노동력 집합소, 웅덩이 gemeenschappelijke voorziening, vijver basseng, sammenslutning basen, pula fundo comum, lago бассейн, общий фонд bassäng, gemensam fond กลุ่ม, สระน้ำ fon, havuz bể, nhóm người có sẵn 水塘, 资源汇集

pool

n (genetics) acervo; gene — acervo genético; vi (blood, etc.) acumularse, estancarse (la sangre)
References in classic literature ?
The seven great trusts, working together, had pooled their enormous surpluses and made a farm trust.
The little girls of Avonlea school always pooled their lunches, and to eat three raspberry tarts all alone or even to share them only with one's best chum would have forever and ever branded as "awful mean" the girl who did it.
The fact is that if everybody car pooled, then the specially designated car-pool lane would become congested and no longer become effective.