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pool 1

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

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.
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
To put into a pool, as for common use: Let's pool our resources to finish the project quickly.
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.


1. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards a person taking part in a pool game
2. (Tanning) tanning obsolete a stirring pole
3. (Agriculture) agriculture obsolete a person who maintains hop-poles
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical a person who uses a pole to propel a boat forward
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical rare a boat which is propelled forward by a pole
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Noun1.pooler - someone who shares in and contributes to a general fund for use by all
partaker, sharer - someone who has or gives or receives a part or a share
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