Definition of Pool in English :

Define Pool in English

Pool meaning in English

Meaning of Pool in English

Pronunciation of Pool in English

Pool pronunciation in English

Pronounce Pool in English


see synonyms of pool


1. pool

an excavation that is (usually) filled with water

2. pond, pool

a small lake

Example Sentences:
'the pond was too small for sailing'

3. pool

an organization of people or resources that can be shared

Example Sentences:
'a car pool'
'a secretarial pool'
'when he was first hired he was assigned to the pool'

4. consortium, pool, syndicate

an association of companies for some definite purpose

5. pool

any communal combination of funds

Example Sentences:
'everyone contributed to the pool'

6. pool, puddle

a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid

Example Sentences:
'there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain'
'the body lay in a pool of blood'

7. kitty, pool

the combined stakes of the betters

8. pool, puddle

something resembling a pool of liquid

Example Sentences:
'he stood in a pool of light'
'his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines'

9. pocket billiards, pool

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


10. pool

combine into a common fund

Example Sentences:
'We pooled resources'

11. pool

join or form a pool of people

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of pool
a small body of still water, usually fresh; small pond
a small isolated collection of liquid spilt or poured on a surface; puddle
a pool of blood
a deep part of a stream or river where the water runs very slowly
an underground accumulation of oil or gas, usually forming a reservoir in porous sedimentary rock
5.  swimming pool
any communal combination of resources, funds, etc
a typing pool
the combined stakes of the betters in many gambling sports or games; kitty
3. business
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. finance, mainly US
a joint fund organized by security-holders for speculative or manipulative purposes on financial markets
the persons or parties involved in such a combination
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
verb (transitive)
to combine (investments, money, interests, etc) into a common fund, as for a joint enterprise
7. business
to organize a pool of (enterprises)
8. Australian informal
to inform on or incriminate (someone)

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see synonyms of pool
a small pond, as in a garden
a small collection of liquid, as a puddle
swimming pool
a deep, still spot in a river
5.  US
a natural, isolated, underground accumulation of oil or gas
verb intransitive
to form, or accumulate in, a pool
the total amount of the players' stakes played for, as in a single deal of a card game; pot
a.  British
a game of billiards for such a pool
any of various games related to billiards played typically with object balls numbered from one to fifteen and a cue ball, on a pool table: the object is to pocket a ball or balls
a combination of resources, funds, etc. for some common purpose
; specif.,
a.  US
the combined wagers of bettors on a horse race, participants in a lottery, etc., the gains or losses from which are to be divided proportionately
the combined investments of a group of persons or corporations undertaking, and sharing responsibility for, a joint enterprise
c.  US
a common fund of stockholders, for speculation, manipulation of prices, etc.
the persons or parties forming any such combination
4.  US
a combination of business firms for creating a monopoly in a particular market; trust
a collection of equipment and group of trained personnel, utilized and shared by a group
a motor pool
an informal group of people sharing in some task or responsibility
a car pool
verb transitive, verb intransitive
6.  US
to contribute to a pool, or common fund; make a common interest or form a pool (of)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of pool
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.
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.

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