pool

noun (1)
\ˈpül \

Definition of pool 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1a(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 : a small body of standing liquid

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

pool

verb (1)
pooled; pooling; pools

Definition of pool (Entry 2 of 4)

intransitive verb

1 : to form a pool

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

pool

noun (2)

Definition of pool (Entry 3 of 4)

1a : 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

2a : 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 : 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 : a readily available supply: such 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 (such 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 : gene pool

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

pool

verb (2)
pooled; pooling; pools

Definition of pool (Entry 4 of 4)

transitive verb

: to combine (things, such as resources) in a common pool or effort

First Known Use of pool

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Verb (1)

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1708, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb (2)

circa 1780, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pool

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

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

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pool

noun
\ˈpül \

Kids Definition of pool

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a small deep body of usually fresh water

2 : something like a pool (as in shape or depth) The lamp cast a pool of light.

3 : a small body of standing liquid : puddle a pool of blood

pool

noun

Kids Definition of pool (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a game of billiards played on a table with six pockets

2 : a supply of people or things available for use a pool of talent

pool

verb
pooled; pooling

Kids Definition of pool (Entry 3 of 3)

: to contribute to a common fund or effort

\ˈpül \

Medical Definition of pool 

(Entry 1 of 2)

of blood

: to accumulate or become static (as in the veins of a bodily part) blood pooled in his legs

pool

noun

Medical Definition of pool (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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 — see gene pool, metabolic pool

b : a body product (as blood) collected from many donors and stored for later use

pool

noun

Legal Definition of pool 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an aggregation of the interests, obligations, or undertakings of several parties working together an insurance pool

2 : a group of people available for some purpose — see also jury pool

Legal Definition of pool (Entry 2 of 2)

: to combine (as assets or votes) in a common form or effort especially : to combine (interests) so as not to have a merger of companies considered a purchase for accounting purposes

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