swimming pool


Definition of swimming pool 

: a pool suitable for swimming especially : a tank (as of concrete or plastic) made for swimming

Examples of swimming pool in a Sentence

Our neighbors have a swimming pool in their backyard.

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Houston police are waiting for autopsy results in their investigation of a man who was found at the bottom of his backyard swimming pool in Kingwood on Thursday. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Man dead after pulled from pool at Kingwood home," 22 June 2018 Summer is a time of year when utility bills often rise, as people crank up appliances and devices such as air conditioners and swimming pool pumps that use lots of energy. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Essential California: Three Californias? It's a longshot, but ...," 13 June 2018 Olympic alpine skier Bode Miller learned of his 19-month-old daughter Emeline‘s swimming pool accident in what was no doubt the worst phone call of his life. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Bode Miller Got the Phone Call Every Parent Fears When His 19-Month-Old Daughter Drowned," 13 June 2018 Gone, too, is the massive fountain that, for much of the year, had the desultory look of an empty, slightly moldy, swimming pool. Inga Saffron, Philly.com, "Love Park was supposed to be the People's Park. How did it end up as a granite Sahara?," 26 Apr. 2018 The facilities committee decided Wednesday to include a new 10-lane, 40-yard swimming pool and new locker rooms at Central, for an estimated cost of $24 million, in the referendum. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale District 86 considers $164 million referendum, including a $24 million pool at Central," 13 July 2018 The Saletoga Sands Resort boasts two restaurants, four bars, a day spa, swimming pool with a swim-up pool bar, a gym, water sports equipment, a water park and more. USA TODAY, "Deal watch: Seven nights in Fiji and Samoa for $2,349," 12 July 2018 The 15,846-square foot home included a spa, swimming pool, elevator, home theater and ocean views, the sort of immaculate space that might appeal to a multimillionaire with a wife, three children and a burgeoning business empire off the court. Nathan Fenno, latimes.com, "LeBron James dropped hints for a year that he would join Lakers," 3 July 2018 The Mesa Fire and Medical Department on Wednesday honored Remus, a Labrador that saved Smokey, another Labrador, from nearly drowning in a backyard swimming pool in Mesa. Angela Forburger, azcentral, "Mesa fire officials honor hero dog who saved pooch from pool," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of swimming pool

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of swimming pool was in 1868

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English Language Learners Definition of swimming pool

: a large structure that is filled with water and that is used for swimming

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Kids Definition of swimming pool

: a tank (as of concrete or plastic) made for swimming

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