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pool

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noun \ˈpül\

Definition of pool

  1. 1 a (1) :  a small and rather deep body of usually fresh water (2) :  a quiet place in a stream (3) :  a body of water forming above a dam b :  something resembling a pool <a pool of light>

  2. 2 :  a small body of standing liquid

  3. 3 :  a continuous area of porous sedimentary rock that yields petroleum or gas

  4. 4 :  swimming pool



Origin of pool

Middle English, from Old English pōl; akin to Old High German pfuol pool


First Known Use: before 12th century

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pool

verb

Definition of pool

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form a pool

  3. 2 of blood :  to accumulate or become static (as in the veins of a bodily part)



1626

First Known Use of pool

1626


3

pool

noun

Definition of pool

  1. 1 a :  an aggregate stake to which each player of a game has contributed b :  all the money bet by a number of persons on a particular event

  2. 2 a :  a game played on an English billiard table in which each of the players stakes a sum and the winner takes all b :  any of various games of billiards played on an oblong table having 6 pockets with usually 15 object balls

  3. 3 :  an aggregation of the interests or property of different persons made to further a joint undertaking by subjecting them to the same control and a common liability

  4. 4 :  a readily available supply: as a :  the whole quantity of a particular material present in the body and available for function or the satisfying of metabolic demands b :  a body product (as blood) collected from many donors and stored for later use c :  a group of people available for some purpose <a shrinking pool of applicants> <typing pool>

  5. 5 :  gene pool

  6. 6 :  a group of journalists from usually several news organizations using pooled resources (as television equipment) to produce shared coverage especially of events to which access is restricted



Origin of pool

French poule, literally, hen, from Old French, feminine of poul cock — more at pullet


First Known Use: 1708


4

pool

verb

Definition of pool

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to combine (as resources) in a common pool or effort



1879

First Known Use of pool

1879




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