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Definitions of pool

  1. To put into a common fund in order to share the profits. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To put into a common fund. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To form a common fund. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. join or form a pool of people Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. combine into a common fund; "We pooled resources" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A small and rather deep collection of (usually) fresh water, as one supplied by a spring, or occurring in the course of a stream; a reservoir for water; as, the pools of Solomon. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The stake played for in certain games of cards, billiards, etc.; an aggregated stake to which each player has contributed a snare; also, the receptacle for the stakes. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A game at billiards, in which each of the players stakes a certain sum, the winner taking the whole; also, in public billiard rooms, a game in which the loser pays the entrance fee for all who engage in the game; a game of skill in pocketing the balls on a pool table. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. In rifle shooting, a contest in which each competitor pays a certain sum for every shot he makes, the net proceeds being divided among the winners. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A combination of persons contributing money to be used for the purpose of increasing or depressing the market price of stocks, grain, or other commodities; also, the aggregate of the sums so contributed; as, the pool took all the wheat offered below the limit; he put $10,000 into the pool. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. A mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. An aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To put together; to contribute to a common fund, on the basis of a mutual division of profits or losses; to make a common interest of; as, the companies pooled their traffic. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Small pond. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To form a pool. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. an association of companies for some definite purpose Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. an excavation that is (usually) filled with water Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. an organization of people or resources that can be shared; "a car pool"; "a secretarial pool"; "when he was first hired he was assigned to the pool" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. something resembling a pool of liquid; "he stood in a pool of light"; "his chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid; "there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain"; "the body lay in a pool of blood" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. any communal combination of funds; "everyone contributed to the pool" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. A small body of water; a puddle; a kind of billiards; the money played for in certain gambling games or the place where it is kept; a common fund of money raised to speculate with, or the persons putting up the money. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. A small body of water. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. The receptacle for the stakes in certain games: the stakes themselves: a variety of play at billiards. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. A small collection of liquid. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A collective stake in a gambling game; a speculative combination; a common fund. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A game played on a six-pocket billiard-table. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A small collection of water in a hollow place. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. The stakes played for in certain games of cards, or the receptacle for them; a particular game at billiards. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. A piece of standing water less than a lake; a small collection of water, or of a liquid, in a hollow. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for pool

  1. And if the dorter of the 'ouse don't get married that time, the money's put away and added to the pool for the next 'ouse- party." – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  2. And look at this pool of blood on the floor! – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
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