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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.

pools

(puːlz)
pl n
(Gambling, except Cards) Brit an organized nationwide principally postal gambling pool betting on the result of football matches. Also called: football pools
[C20: from pool2 (in the sense: a gambling kitty)]
Translations
مَجموع الأموال التي يُقامَر بها
totó

pools

[puːlz] npl to do the (football) poolsgiocare la schedina, giocare al totocalcio

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.
References in classic literature ?
There was some small game which gave us meat, and the little pools of rainwater were sufficient to quench our thirst.
We rode across the Valley of Hinnom, between two of the Pools of Gihon, and by an aqueduct built by Solomon, which still conveys water to the city.
He discovered why he had seen no babes or children among the Caspakian tribes with which he had come in contact; why each more northerly tribe evinced a higher state of development than those south of them; why each tribe included individuals ranging in physical and mental characteristics from the highest of the next lower race to the lowest of the next higher, and why the women of each tribe immersed themselves morning for an hour or more in the warm pools near which the habitations of their people always were located; and, too, he discovered why those pools were almost immune from the attacks of carnivorous animals and reptiles.
When the Workman said it was not, he dived into the pool for the third time and brought up the axe that had been lost.
Under the shade of the trees they found, in the center of the circle, a crystal pool, its water as still as glass.
But she went on all the same, shedding gallons of tears, until there was a large pool all round her, about four inches deep and reaching half down the hall.
Almost within an arm's length was a little depression in the earth; it had been filled by a recent rain--a pool of clear water.
One of these masses of decaying wood, formerly a majestic oak, rested close beside a pool of green and sluggish water at the bottom of the basin.
He lives in a pool where I go to drink every day, and he is a very impertinent crab, I assure you.
On June 3rd, that is, on Monday last, McCarthy left his house at Hatherley about three in the afternoon and walked down to the Boscombe Pool, which is a small lake formed by the spreading out of the stream which runs down the Boscombe Valley.
She has thought of this pool often in the nights of the month that has just gone by, and now at last she is come to see it.
So it was that the launch went ashore, and, while its crew lolled in the shade of the beach coconuts, Villa, Harley, and Jerry followed the river inland a quarter of a mile to the first likely pool.