Associations to the word «Pool»


POOL, noun. A small and rather deep collection of (usually) fresh water, as one supplied by a spring, or occurring in the course of a stream; a reservoir for water.
POOL, noun. A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle.
POOL, noun. A swimming pool.
POOL, noun. A supply of resources.
POOL, verb. (intransitive) (of a liquid) to form a pool
POOL, noun. (uncountable) A game at billiards, in which each of the players stakes a certain sum, the winner taking the whole; also, in public billiard rooms, a game in which the loser pays the entrance fee for all who engage in the game; a game of skill in pocketing the balls on a pool table.
POOL, noun. In rifle shooting, a contest in which each competitor pays a certain sum for every shot he makes, the net proceeds being divided among the winners.
POOL, noun. Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.
POOL, noun. The stake played for in certain games of cards, billiards, etc.; an aggregated stake to which each player has contributed a share; also, the receptacle for the stakes.
POOL, noun. A combination of persons contributing money to be used for the purpose of increasing or depressing the market price of stocks, grain, or other commodities; also, the aggregate of the sums so contributed.
POOL, noun. (rail transport) A mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement.
POOL, noun. (legal) An aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities.
POOL, verb. (transitive) to put together; contribute to a common fund, on the basis of a mutual division of profits or losses; to make a common interest of; as, the companies pooled their traffic
POOL, verb. (intransitive) to combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction
POOL HALL, noun. (US) A building where visitors pay to play billiards (pool).
POOL HALLS, noun. Plural of pool hall
POOL NOODLE, noun. A long, slender tube or rod, extruded from buoyant foam and usually brightly colored, used as a toy in swimming pools.
POOL PARTIES, noun. Plural of pool party
POOL PARTY, noun. A social gathering around, and in, a swimming pool.
POOL SNIPE, noun. A bird, the European redshank.
POOL SPRAY, noun. (US) (politics) (journalism) A event in which photographers and other members of the news media are allowed to visit briefly with the US President or other top US government officials, especially on the occasion of a meeting with leaders or high-level officials from other countries.
POOL TABLE, noun. A table used for playing pool.
POOL TABLES, noun. Plural of pool table

Dictionary definition

POOL, noun. An excavation that is (usually) filled with water.
POOL, noun. A small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing".
POOL, noun. 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".
POOL, noun. An association of companies for some definite purpose.
POOL, noun. Any communal combination of funds; "everyone contributed to the pool".
POOL, noun. 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".
POOL, noun. The combined stakes of the betters.
POOL, noun. Something resembling a pool of liquid; "he stood in a pool of light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines".
POOL, noun. Any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets.
POOL, verb. Combine into a common fund; "We pooled resources".
POOL, verb. Join or form a pool of people.

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle