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 pool pool

noun

  • ( ) an excavation that is (usually) filled with water  ( pool )
    an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
  • ( ) an association of companies for some definite purpose  ( consortium, pool, syndicate )
    an association of companies for some definite purpose
  • ( ) an organization of people or resources that can be shared  ( pool )
    an organization of people or resources that can be shared
     a car pool
    a car pool
     a secretarial pool
    a secretarial pool
     when he was first hired he was assigned to the pool
    when he was first hired he was assigned to the pool
  • ( ) a small lake  ( pond, pool )
    a small lake
     the pond was too small for sailing
    the pond was too small for sailing
  • ( ) a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid  ( pool, puddle )
    a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
     there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain
    there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain
     the body lay in a pool of blood
    the body lay in a pool of blood
  • ( ) any communal combination of funds  ( pool )
    any communal combination of funds
     everyone contributed to the pool
    everyone contributed to the pool
  • any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets  ( pocket billiards, pool )
    any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
  • something resembling a pool of liquid  ( pool, puddle )
    something resembling a pool of liquid
     he stood in a pool of light
    he stood in a pool of light
     his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines
    his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines
  • the combined stakes of the betters  ( kitty, pool )
    the combined stakes of the betters
  • verb

  • ( ) combine into a common fund  ( pool )
    combine into a common fund
     We pooled resources
    We pooled resources
  • join or form a pool of people  ( pool )
    join or form a pool of people


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