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a small often deep body of water
  • a secluded pool that has long been a locally favored spot for skinny-dipping

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1 a body of persons at work or available for work
  • a large pool of applicants for the summer internship

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2 the number of individuals or amount of something available at any given time
  • a pool of ideas ready to use whenever the cartoonist needs to meet a deadline

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3 a sum of money set aside for a particular purpose
  • office workers setting up a pool for the collective purchase of lottery tickets

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4 the total of the bets at stake at one time
  • two coworkers split last week's football pool

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The first known use of pool was before the 12th century

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“Pool.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pool. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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