pool·side | \ˈpül-ˌsīd \

Definition of poolside 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the area surrounding a swimming pool

Definition of poolside (Entry 2 of 2)

: at or near the side of a pool

Examples of poolside in a Sentence


We had lunch at the poolside.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Most guests rarely venture off its 14 acres, whiling away their day poolside or reading on a chaise longue in their walled off patio or taking high tea in the inn’s library. Joe Drape, New York Times, "On an Arizona Road Trip, Miles of Family Firsts," 12 June 2018 Kesha and Macklemore hosted a daytime summer barbeque their Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore stop at The Forum in Inglewood Friday night, complete with throwing hot dogs to confetti at the crowd from the tropical, poolside stage. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Kesha & Macklemore Throw a Glittery Pride Summer Bash At L.A. Concert," 9 June 2018 Non-stop entertainment Guests at the Talking Stick Resort, which is known for its variety of entertainment venues, can attend a concert or watch a national headline performer in the 650-seat showroom, Salt River Grand Ballroom and poolside stage. Meghann Finn Sepulveda, azcentral, "Your summer playcation starts at Talking Stick Resort," 10 May 2018 For what remains of the month of May, the beach club’s poolside snack bar will offer light fare. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "What Palm Beach Is Like Now That Donald Trump Is Gone," 10 May 2017 The artist can be seen rapping the poolside party jam surrounded by twerking women. Henry Youtt, Billboard, "Young M.A Throws Poolside Twerk Session in New 'PettyWap' Video: Watch," 11 July 2018 The 4,500-square-foot restaurant has indoor/outdoor seating and a poolside cocktail bar. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "New 7 Mile restaurant part of Sheraton revamp in Carlsbad," 14 June 2018 Located near downtown Panama City Beach, guests can venture out to any type of culinary adventure or stay in and enjoy a seafood buffet, stop into the market for picnic options, step into the informal bar and grill, or bubble up to the poolside bar. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Bay County: Resort's fountain show a gem of Panama City Beach," 7 May 2018 Cash Cash brings the energy up but keep the vibe poolside. Kat Bein, Billboard, "The 10 Best Troye Sivan Remixes," 4 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb or adjective

Porter said her boyfriend was sitting poolside, dangling his feet in the water with socks on when Walker approached him, telling him repeatedly to take his socks off. USA TODAY, "Woman fired after calling the police on a black man for wearing socks in community pool," 8 July 2018 The Bulgarians were poolside at a Princeton hotel the next day. Mike Jensen, Philly.com, "The World Cup is coming, and memories from '94 flood back," 13 June 2018 For those who like to get their sun in first thing, order a breakfast burrito to go and eat it poolside. Lyndsey Matthews, ELLE Decor, "This New Resort Is the Las Vegas of the Caribbean," 11 June 2018 Guests can enjoy signature Southwest specials and live music poolside at the Thirsty Cactus Bar and Grill every Saturday afternoon. azcentral, "Phoenix Marriott Resort Tempe at The Buttes," 9 May 2018 During those times, there were also Mothers’ Day brunches served poolside outdoors. Pat Lenhoff, chicagotribune.com, "Column: A Cuneo Mansion tour is a summer experience not to be missed," 31 May 2018 Enjoy poolside live music Saturday afternoons and poolside Yoga class on Saturday and Sunday mornings. azcentral, "Phoenix Marriott Resort Tempe at The Buttes," 9 May 2018 Though beach chillin', outdoor picnics, and poolside frolicking sound amazing, the UV rays, salt water, and humidity that often comes with all that can truly take a toll on your hair. Wendy Sy, Allure, "24 New Hair-Care Products You Need to Try This Summer," 26 Apr. 2018 And New Orleans weather is cooperating enough that the voice on the other end of the phone is sitting poolside. K.c. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "A confident Nikola Mirotic talks Pelicans playoffs and trade from Bulls: 'We both did what was the best for us'," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of poolside


1921, in the meaning defined above

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of poolside

: the area next to or near the side of a swimming pool

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